Education Secretary Arne Duncan oversaw the closing of dozens of failing schools when he was CEO of the Chicago public schools, and in his new post, he has drawn on those experiences, putting school turnaround efforts at the center of his education reforms. But a study from University of Chicago researchers concludes that most students in schools that closed during the first five years of Duncan's tenure in Chicago saw little benefit, reports the New York Times. "Most students who transferred out of closing schools re-enrolled in schools that were academically weak," says the report. Furthermore, the disruption of routines...

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