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This West Dallas School Will Close Even Though The District Tried To Save It

Lara Solt
KERA News special contributor
Principal Earl Gilmore welcomes students as they approach school where they'll take STAAR tests at Edison Middle Learning Center in Dallas on April 10, 2018.

For five straight years, Thomas Edison Middle Learning Center has failed to meet the state’s minimum education standards.

The West Dallas school named for America’s great inventor couldn’t find a way to earn to a passing grade. One more failing round of tests and the state would shut it down or even take over the district.

So instead of waiting on the verdict, Edison will close its doors.   

Read the full story on Edison and explore more about failing schools in our in-depth education series, "The Race To Save Failing Schools."