The Detroit Public School district is hoping its new “3-6-9″ attendance policy will cut down on student absences.
The auto show has wrapped up for another year, with 795,000 paying visitors to Cobo Center.
Detroit Public Schools is starting a new program that provides take-home Netbook computers for students in grades 8 through 12.
A new policy taking effect on Oct. 1 means Michigan parents whose children don’t attend school could lose welfare cash benefits.
If the first couple of days are any indication, attendance at Detroit Public Schools is at an all-time high.
MI Green Team Tuesday announced estimated weekend attendance of 25,000 at the Green Living Festival, about half of the 50,000 festival-goers it had planned for.
Show organizers say 102,918 people were looking at the more than 500 cars and trucks on display Sunday. More than 92,000 people were at opening day Saturday.
There were 92,106 people at the show at Cobo Center in downtown Detroit Saturday topping last year’s attendance by more than 5,400.
Detroit Public Schools released figures Thursday showing that about one in every 10 students in grades 1-12 is new to the district this year.
Detroit Public School officials say after a disappointing head-count throughout the first week of school, more students attended the second week of classes.