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Langston Hughes community to fight school closure before a judge

Langston Hughes community to fight school closure before a judge

A Northwest Baltimore community fighting to save its school — considered an anchor of the neighborhood — has been granted the rare opportunity to plead its case before a state administrative judge. Langston Hughes Elementary is among five city schools due to close at the end of the school year. The closures, which came as a result of a December school board vote, are part of a large-scale plan to upgrade the district's infrastructure by shuttering dilapidated or underused buildings. But the decision outraged Langston Hughes parents as well as community leaders and lawmakers, who say the plan unfairly targets small schools with no regard for how big a role they play in...

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