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Philadelphia plan would shut 37 schools

PHILADELPHIA — Facing deep financial problems, the Philadelphia school district has proposed an unprecedented downsizing that would close 37 schools — or roughly 1 in 6 of the city’s public schools by June.

If the sweeping plan is approved, the district says it will improve academic standards by diverting funds used for maintaining crumbling buildings to hiring teachers and improving classroom equipment.

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