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  • Chancellor Dennis Walcott announced Wednesday that 58 percent of the more than 5,200 teachers who received decisions this year were granted tenure.

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  • "It was a relatively successful first day," he said, noting some of the school buildings still closed took severe beatings and may take more time to reopen.

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