Headlines: City Considers Closing 36 Schools; Espada's Lawyer Tries to Quit
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City Considers Closing 36 Schools
The Administration of Mayor Michael Bloomberg is considering closing 36 elementary and middle schools during the Mayor's final year in office, reports the Wall Street Journal. The administration was prevented from closing some schools last year as an arbitrator nixed the closings and a legal battled ensued. Deputy Chancellor Marc Sternburg told The Journal that conversations were starting with the leaders of the targeted schools to find out about, "the challengers they face." Representatives of schools staff say those conversations should have started before the schools were targeted for closure.