My solution is that since 100% of the school closings are taking place in blighted areas full of poor people and 0% of school closings are taking place in middle class and affluent areas, we need to address these symptoms of poverty. I advocate more social workers and counselors in the schools, access to medical care and family counseling services and access to better nutrition. When basic needs are taken care of students have a strong tendancy to perform better. When you don't have to worry about your rotting teeth, where your next meal is coming from, if you can get to and from school safely, you have a tendancy to focus better and want to concentrate on learning something.
Magic bullet? Hell no. Step in the right direction, you bet.
Second, i would like to see more accountability on the part of the student and parent. Right now, students aren't really responsible to learn jack sh*t. They have zero motivation to take our state tests, they're going to pass anyway. They have zero motivation to pay attention to your lesson, no matter how many tablets/computers/tvs you put in front of them nor how much you the teacher sing and dance for them. We are going to pass them anyway, either due to age, space, etc. these students take away from the students who do want to be there, but right now schools are extremely limited as to what we can do with them.
Third, I would like to see more alternative schools established for students who have decided they are not going to try to learn in the traditional school setting. Not an expert here, so i can't say how those schools should be run or what they should offer. but the traditional school setting has been a success for the majority of students who enter it. We should not toss out the entire infastructure because a portion has for whatever reason, decided this is not for them.