Washington, D.C., leases 7 recently closed schools

June 23, 2008
2 will become charter schools, but charter advocates say that's not enough

Five recently shuttered Washington, D.C., public schools will be leased to various city agencies and two to charter schools. The seven schools are among 23 that Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee decided to close because of low enrollment. Charter school advocates contend that more of the vacant schools should have gone to charters. They say the city is violating a law that requires it to offer the buildings first to charters.

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