07/08/2013 08:07 am ET Updated Sep 07, 2013

DPS Students Lose Class Time As Power Outage Problems Grow


While the city prepares to hand over its limping power system to DTE Energy, Detroit students continue to see their classes canceled due to frequent outages.

For the 2012-13 school year ending June 13, a total of 31 schools in the Detroit Public Schools district lost power for one to four days each due to problems with the Detroit Public Lighting Department, according to an analysis obtained by the Free Press. That means a third of all school buildings in DPS experienced at least one power outage during the school year.

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