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Map Alert: School Closures, 2003 – Present

As summer gets underway, I’ve decide to tackle some big projects — one of which is to look at the effects that school closures have had on remaining schools in the surrounding area. To get started, I’ve created a map that plots all 111 schools that Chancellor Joel Klein has closed since 2002, including the 19 schools whose fates are still up in the air. Take a look and let me know how you think it can be improved. I’d also love to hear your thoughts on how to best approach this issue!

UPDATE: Due to a technical glitch, some schools on the map originally appeared in the wrong boroughs. Thanks to the eagle-eyed commenters who spotted the mistake! The map should be fixed now, but please let me know in the comments if something looks off.

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