BROOKLYN - The New York City schools chancellor paid a visit to a struggling Brooklyn school today.

Dennis Walcott was invited to Robeson High School by student Lizbeth Cooper. The school is being phased out due to poor performance and will be replaced by two new schools, which has Cooper and many of her classmates concerned.

Walcott spoke with students to put them at ease, saying there will be networks of people dedicated to helping the principals and staff at phased-out schools. He also says that as other schools move in, the name will only change slightly to Paul Robeson complex or campus.

The high school will be completely phased out by June 2014. Many parents, students and teachers have protested the decision.

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