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Detroit School Closures

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Announces Retirement..

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.03.2013 | Detroit

Roy Roberts, the emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools (DPS), announced Thursday morning he will step down from his position. According to a Det...

Ed Tonight: Detroit School Closures, Kristof On Pre-K

Joy Resmovits | Posted 03.26.2013 | Education
Joy Resmovits

Today In School Closures... Detroit is slated to close even more schools, reports CBS. Enrollment in the Motor City has dwindled from 150,000 to a projected 40,000. "A deficit elimination plan obtained by The Detroit News says the district will close 28 schools [by 2016]," CBS reports. "The closures are expected to save DPS about $13.4 million in operating expenses, but hundreds of district employees will be out of a job." The Free Press has a letter from emergency manager Roy Roberts to the district's employees: DPS has "accelerated the time line for its return to complete fiscal stability," he wrote. But Roberts hasn't said which schools will be shuttered.

David Sands

Suspended High-Schoolers Organize Their Own School

HuffingtonPost.com | David Sands | Posted 04.27.2012 | Detroit

Students suspended for walking out of class at Detroit's Western International High School earlier this week to protest school closures and demand a b...

ONE-QUARTER Of Detroit Schools To CLOSE In June

AP | COREY WILLIAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

DETROIT — Doors are expected to shut on more than a quarter of Detroit's 172 public schools in June as the district fights through steadily decl...