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With Milner School Closing, A Principal Departs And A Dream Ends

With Milner School Closing, A Principal Departs And A Dream Ends

Karen Lott doesn’t want her departure as principal from Milner Elementary School earlier this month, or the plan to close it in 2019, to be seen as evidence that the inner city school could not succeed.

“I don’t want to see it as though people have given up hope that this school could flourish,” Lott said. “There’s a lot of great things that have happened at Milner: the building of a sense of community, establishing strong relationships with kids and families, creating an environment that really is conducive to teaching and learning.’’

Despite millions of dollars in extra assistance and a school turnaround plan overseen by the state, Milner was unable to make dramatic...

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