State meetings planned on two Boston schools facing takeover

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The state commissioner of elementary and secondary education will hold roundtable discussions next week with two Boston schools facing the prospect of a state takeover.

The roundtable discussion at the Dever Elementary School in Dorchester will take place at the school at 6 p.m. Wednesday. A similar discussion will be held the following night at 6:30 p.m. at the Holland Elementary School in Dorchester.

JC Considine, a state education department spokesman, said Commissioner Mitchell Chester could make a decision on receivership within days after the discussions.

The two Boston schools are among four statewide that could be taken over by the state because of chronically low MCAS scores that have shown little, if any, signs of improvement.

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