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Detroit forgives $11.8 million in debt from DPS in land, vacant schools swap
Oct 28, 2014 • MyFox DetroitDETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) - Detroit Public Schools and Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan struck a deal to help eliminate blight and a major debt DPS owes the city "We appreciate the city of Detroit for working with Detroit Public Schools to ensure that the ... More
Detroit To Close 9 Schools, Convert 4 To Charters
Feb 8, 2012 • Huffington PostDetroit public schools enroll 69,616 students this year. After cuts to Michigan's School Aid Fund, the district receives $6,846 per pupil. After the changes, Roberts said the district would lose 12,000 students to the new system for underperforming ... More
Detroit Public Schools to close Kettering, City high schools
Feb 6, 2012 • MLive.comDetroit City High School, an alternative school on the city's west side, and Kettering High School on the city's east side will be shuttered, much to the dismay of parents and students who were informed of the closings hours after principals were ... More
Detroiters on hook for millions used to renovate schools now empty or demolished
Oct 26, 2013 • Detroit Free PressPeople now use Higgins Elementary as a dumping ground. Detroit property owners are on the hook to pay more than $437.8 million for renovations made to schools that are now unused, trashed or torn down. / Andre J. Jackson/Detroit Free Press ... More
Many Michigan urban high schools outperform suburban neighbors in Mackinac ...
Jul 19, 2012 • Muskegon Chronicle - MLive.comStar International Academy, a Dearborn Heights charter school, was atop the rankings, followed by Cesar Chavez High School and Universal Academy, both Detroit charter schools. Two selective schools operated by school districts -- City Middle-High ... More
Detroit's LBGTQ teens at high risk for homelessness, dropouts, agency director ...
Mar 12, 2012 • MLive.comOne of those programs includes the alternative education program at Detroit City High School, which is scheduled to close at the end of year. "Many of the young people have dropped out. There have been some principals that have been terribly receptive, ... More
11 Charged In 10 Detroit Schools Corruption Cases
Sep 14, 2011 • WDIV DetroitAnthony Mosby, 47, of Oak Park, MI: Former teacher at Clippert Elementary/Middle School. 2009 - Alleged failure to report/disclose ... Lester Sanford (aka Twin), 63, of Detroit: Non-DPS employee at Detroit City High School. 2008 - Alleged to have ... More
Per-Pupil Spending Little To Do With Performance
Aug 14, 2012 • Mackinac Center for Public PolicyThis is a unique opportunity, because the state of Michigan provides spending data by district, which can mask school-level differences. For the 2008-09 school year, Grand Haven reported ... Of the bottom 10 conventional high schools, Detroit City High ... More
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