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1. The Oakland school district may close up to ten schools this year, as the district increasingly realizes that it has many more campuses than it can afford, the Trib reports. Oakland has far more schools than other districts of similar size in the state and the unneeded campuses are draining the district’s scarce funds, as the Express reported last year.
The school district released a tentative list of school closures this week, but it is likely to change as the school board and Superintendent Tony Smith hash out the final details. The closure plan also is sure to spark controversy, as parents object to schools closing in their neighborhoods.