One of the nation’s most troubled school districts is now two.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation this summer that divides the Detroit school district into two separate systems: a new district tasked with educating the city’s 46,000 regular public school students; and the old district left intact solely to pay off hundreds of millions of dollars in debt.
Detroit is probably the first school system in the nation to adopt the approach, said Michael Griffith, a senior school finance analyst with the Education Commission of the States.
[Source:- Education Week]