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The Massachusetts Board of Education voted Tuesday to seize control of the troubled Lawrence Public Schools district. At the hearing in Malden, Education Commissioner Mitchell Chester said the state take over was the only way to improve the city's under-performing schools.


  • Monica Brady-Myerov, WBUR reporter


This program aired on November 29, 2011.

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