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De Blasio unveils $150M plan to fix low-performing NYC schools

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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is pledging to lengthen school days at 94 struggling public schools and to take other steps meant to improve them.

De Blasio unveiled a $150 million plan Monday to help the city’s most troubled schools. The funding would be used for more teacher training and an extra hour of school each day.

De Blasio, a Democrat, took office in January. He sharply criticized predecessor Michael Bloomberg’s reliance on closing failing schools.

But de Blasio said he also would be willing to shutter schools, particularly if they don’t improve in three years.

The mayor indicated he plans to ask the state government for more education money next year.

For more on the Mayor's and DOE's School Renewal Program, including the criteria of schools in most need of support, key elements of the plan and key next steps, visit NYC.GOV.

List of Renewal Schools (as per NYC.GOV)

P.S. 015 Roberto Clemente
Henry Street School for International Studies
P.S. 149 Sojourner Truth
Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing & Visual Arts
P.S. 050 Vito Marcantonio
Renaissance School of the Arts
Coalition School for Social Change
P.S. 123 Mahalia Jackson
P.S. 194 Countee Cullen
P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte
High School for Health Careers and Sciences
I.S. 528 Bea Fuller Rodgers School
P.S. 154 Jonathan D. Hyatt
J.H.S. 162 Lola Rodriguez De Tio
Foreign Language Academy of Global Studies
New Explorers High School
J.H.S. 123 James M. Kieran
M.S. 301 Paul L. Dunbar
Holcombe L. Rucker School of Community Research
Urban Assembly Academy of Civic Engagement
The Bronx Mathematics Preparatory School
Herbert H. Lehman High School
The Hunts Point School
Banana Kelly High School
J.H.S. 022 Jordan L. Mott
I.S. 117 Joseph H. Wade
J.H.S. 145 Arturo Toscanini
I.S. 219 New Venture School
Bronx Collegiate Academy
Leadership Institute
I.S. 313 School of Leadership Development
Bronx Early College Academy for Teaching & Learning
Urban Science Academy
New Millennium Business Academy Middle School
DreamYard Preparatory School
I.S. 339
Bronx High School of Business
J.H.S. 080 The Mosholu Parkway
P.S. 085 Great Expectations
The Bronx School of Young Leaders
Academy for Personal Leadership and Excellence
The Angelo Patri Middle School
Fordham Leadership Academy for Business and Technology
DeWitt Clinton High School
P.S. 112 Bronxwood
Globe School for Environmental Research
The Young Scholars Academy of The Bronx

School of Diplomacy
P.S. 092 Bronx
School of Performing Arts
Peace and Diversity Academy
Fannie Lou Hamer Middle School
Entrada Academy
Urban Scholars Community School
Monroe Academy for Visual Arts & Design
P.S. 067 Charles A. Dorsey
Satellite East Middle School
MS 596 Peace Academy
J.H.S. 050 John D. Wells
Juan Morel Campos Secondary School
Foundations Academy
Automotive High School
Frederick Douglass Academy IV Secondary School
Boys and Girls High School
Upper School @ P.S. 25
M.S. 584
Middle School for Academic and Social Excellence
Ebbets Field Middle School
Brooklyn Generation School
East Flatbush Community Research School
P.S. 306 Ethan Allen
Essence School
P.S. 328 Phyllis Wheatley
Multicultural High School
Cypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory School
P.S. 165 Ida Posner
P.S. 284 Lew Wallace
P.S. 298 Dr. Betty Shabazz
Brooklyn Collegiate: A College Board School
Pan American International High School
Flushing High School
Martin Van Buren High School
P.S./M.S 042 R. Vernam
M.S. 053 Brian Piccolo
P.S. 197 The Ocean School
August Martin High School
Richmond Hill High School
John Adams High School
J.H.S. 008 Richard S. Grossley
P.S. 111 Jacob Blackwell
Long Island City High School
J.H.S. 291 Roland Hayes
I.S. 349 Math, Science & Tech.
Academy of Urban Planning