Henderson announces plan to close 20 D.C. schools

Chancellor says resources are ‘stretched too thin’

Council member Yvette M. Alexander, Ward 7 Democrat, said Tuesday that she stood by the Ward 7 Education Council’s Nov. 2 request for a moratorium on closing schools in her ward “until a school reform plan based on a genuine analysis of student achievement by class” is compiled and analyzed.

“I want to work with DCPS to make our neighborhood schools more attractive to families so that we can fight the low-enrollment and low-performance issues in Ward 7,” Ms. Alexander said, adding that she was “adamant about using the money to reinvest in our remaining schools to make them better so that we can retain our Ward 7 neighborhood schools.”

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