Tuesday, April 1, 2008

DPS making smaller high schools

The News and the Free Press both report that DPS will totally reconfigure five high schools into smaller, more specialized units. The district is removing all teachers, administrators and staff at each school and subdividing the buildings into three or four smaller schools. The "Turnaround School Plan" will be financed through the 21st Century Schools fund that Granholm announced in her State of the State address.

Reform couldn't come soon enough. A report issued today revealed that Detroit once again has the lowest high school graduation rate among all major cities in the United States.

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