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6 schools with poor scores declared underperforming

State says major changes needed

By Peter Schworm
Globe Staff / November 16, 2011

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State education officials yesterday slated six schools with consistently low test scores for restructuring, saying overhauls are needed to improve student performance. Three of the schools are in Lawrence. The other three are in New Bedford, Salem, and Worcester. Under a sweeping education reform law approved last year, state officials require languishing schools to adopt turnaround plans, which often include extending the school day, removing the principal and teachers, and giving extra help to struggling students.

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