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Changes are coming to Crenshaw High

January 16, 2013 |  8:42 am

Crenshaw High, one of the top schools athletically in the City Section but also one of the worst in academic achievement, is going to be turned into three magnets under a proposal approved by the Board of Education.

Teachers will have to reapply for their jobs. The school will still have a sports program, but it will be interesting to see how many coaches are invited back.

Some in the community don't like the plan, but it has the support of Superintendent John Deasy, who said, "It is a civil right for students to be able to read and do mathematics. It is a fundamental right to graduate _ and it is not happening at Crenshaw. Students are not learning. Students are not graduating. Students are not able to read."

Westchester underwent a similar makeover in terms of becoming a group of magnets.

-- Eric Sondheimer