Effort to reshape U.S. schools faces challenges


As chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools, Arne Duncan closed more than a dozen of the city's worst schools, reopening them with new principals and teachers. Now Duncan, President Obama's education secretary, wants to take school turnaround efforts nationwide on a scale never tried before, though he faces many obstacles, reports the New York Times. In speeches and interviews, Duncan said he would press local authorities to close thousands

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