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School Board wants to close six Mpls. schools

Star Tribune reported Tuesday that Minneapolis school leaders names five North Side schools they want to close in hope it will boost the area's lagging achievement and loss of students. About 2,100 students would be forced to find new schools, and the district said it will offer them better programs for success, reported the Star Tribune.

District officials blame a $16 million shortfall and declining enrollment as reasons to the close schools, reported the Star Tribune.
Kstp.com reported the schools recommended for closure were: West Harry Davis Academy, Jordan Park Community School, Lincoln Community, Northstar Community School, Shingle Creek Elementary and Tuttle Middle School.