BROOKLYN - The Panel for Educational Policy voted last night to close 10 public schools, including two in Brooklyn.

The Metropolitan Corporate Academy High School and Paul Robeson High School will be gradually phased out. The city's education department says both schools are performing poorly.

The schools will not just be shut down at the end of the school year.  A gradual phasing-out process includes the option for this year's freshmen to choose to complete their high school education at the school or apply to attend a different school as a sophomore this coming September.

On Thursday, the panel plans to vote on whether to phase out more city schools, including P.S. 260, P.S. 114, P.S. 332 and M.S. 571 in Brooklyn.