Plan unveiled to open 50 new middle schools

School's Chancellor Dennis Walcott says the School Board plans to open 50 new middle schools over the next few years.The chancellor says it is a

BROOKLYN - School's Chancellor Dennis Walcott says the School Board plans to open 50 new middle schools over the next few years.

The chancellor says it is a part of a plan to phase out failing middle schools across the city.

The schools would have to receive about $30 million in federal turn around funding in order for the plan to succeed. Walcott says it has been a challenge to keep kids from falling behind in middle school.

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