Study recommends positive alternatives to school closings

School closures across the country have nearly doubled since the mid-1990s, with thousands of students being displaced every year, according to a new study. The study points out important facts about the fallout of school closings, such as how students of color and low-income students are disproportionately affected. Instead of closing schools, the study recommends, policymakers and education leaders need to work with communities to find solutions that ensure all students have access to a quality and equitable education.

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