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Linda Borg and Paul Davis
The Providence Journal
School Supt. Frances Gallo plans to fire all the teachers in the city’s only high school as part of a major overhaul ordered by the state education commissioner.
“We need to be able to move this school,” Gallo said Tuesday afternoon. “We are persistently in the low-performing category and therefore we have options we must look to.”
State Education Commissioner Deborah A. Gist last month ordered Central Falls High School and five schools in Providence — each plagued by abysmally low achievement scores and low graduation rates for several years — to follow one of four specific models for reform.
Gallo said that the 74 teachers can re-apply, but their job descriptions would be different. Under the termination-of-teachers reform model, no more than 50 percent can be re-hired.
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