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Detroit Closes 9 Schools, Convert 4 To Charters
Feb 8, 2012 • Huffington PostDetroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts announced a big shake-up in the district Wednesday, closing nine schools next year and converting four into charters, to save $7.5 million in annual operating costs. An additional 15 schools will be ... More
Detroit forgives $11.8 million in debt from DPS in land, vacant schools swap
Oct 28, 2014 • MyFox Detroit"We appreciate the city of Detroit for working with Detroit Public Schools to ensure that the district can keep it's funding focused on our No. 1 priority, educating the students of Detroit," said Jack Martin, DPS emergency manager. "While at the same ... 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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