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Plan Would Close More Than a Quarter of Puerto Rico's Public Schools

A new fiscal plan from Puerto Rico Gov. Ricardo Rosselló would close more than 300 of the island's roughly 1,100 schools, part of a larger government reorganization effort designed to help the island recover from two hurricanes last year, according to news reports.

The proposal from Rosselló released earlier this week would save an estimated $300 million by fiscal year 2022 for the island, which suffered significant damage and population loss, particularly after Hurricane Maria struck in September. The plan anticipates a decline in enrollment of 27,500 students, as well as a drop of 7,300 in the teaching workforce, Primera Hora reported Thursday. There would also be additional administrative consolidation.


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