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The Sacramento City USD Board voted to close seven schools, including Washington Elementary. This is a sad day for students and their communities. There is a good chance that the decision will be overturned in the courts, as the district proudly refused to consider the effects of the closure on low income and high minority […]

The End of the Neighborhood School, from The Atlantic Cities, provides some national data and perspective on school closures. He article references two studies from The Pew Charitable Trusts that talk about the challenges of sale or reuse, and the small savings from closures.