Poorly performing Washington schools now on noticeon May 8, 2013 @ 5:41 am (Updated: 9:21 am - 5/8/13 )
The state will create a list identifying the low-performing schools and then provide additional funding to help schools turn themselves around.
But if they don't get results, the state will be able to create its own plan that could include firing teachers, changing curriculum, and eventual school closing.
Senator Steve Litzow introduced the bill and said something had to be done about low-performing schools.
"We know we have chronically, persistent failing schools," Senator Litzow told a hearing during the legislative session. "We've know it for years. Right now, there's about 50 on the list. This is a last resort."
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