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Split of Detroit District Is Latest Bid to Shore Up Troubled System

Saheli July 9, 2016 Education Comments Off on Split of Detroit District Is Latest Bid to Shore Up Troubled System

Steadily falling student enrollment in Detroit's public school system has forced the closure of some buildings, including Southwestern High School. The campus, which closed in 2012, has been a target of scrappers and looters.

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]

 

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