"Turnaround Schools" Will Keep Names, Too
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They won't be getting new staff or new names.
The Bloomberg administration already decided to rename 24 schools it wanted to close, then reopen.
But now the so-called turnaround schools, including Lehman High School and John Dewey High School, will keep their old names.
The overhaul would have allowed administrators to fire much of the staff and force them to reapply for their jobs.
But that plan is now off the table after a State judge upheld an arbitrator's ruling against it.
The city said the schools needed the drastic reform because they were failing but union officials said the plan was just an attempt to get around labor rules.