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Closing Detroit Schools Would Create ‘Education Deserts,’ Says Teachers Union

School district officials on Monday announced plans to invite educators from Massachusetts, Indiana and Tennessee to a summit on improving education after the state last week named 25 poor-performing Detroit schoolsthat could be forced to shut down.

Meanwhile, a charter schools group is calling for all 38 Michigan schools on the list of chronically poor performers to be shut down, and a Detroit teachers union warned that shuttering the schools could create “education deserts” in the city.