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7 of 33 NYC Schools Saved From Complete Overhaul

7 of 33 NYC Schools Saved From Complete Overhaul

7 of 33 NYC Schools Saved From Complete Overhaul cinderellasg, flickr

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Saved schools received A's and B's on the city's report cards.

New York City has given a reprieve to seven of the 33 schools slated to be closed and then reopened with dozens of new teachers.

The Department of Education said Monday that it would keep the seven schools open and go ahead with plans to close the other 26.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in January that he would overhaul the 33 schools under the so-called turnaround model.

Under that model, a school is closed and then reopened with a new name and 50 percent new staff.

The seven schools that will remain open had all received A's and B's on the city's own report cards.

United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew said the idea that A and B schools deserved to be closed made a mockery of the system.