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.
Detroit Public School’s Emergency Manager Roy Roberts met student leaders Friday to get some insight into the district’s attendance problem.
The Detroit Public Schools says more students showed up this year than last for the first day of school, but the number still isn’t where it should be.
The deficit-plagued Detroit Public Schools has put on a big push to make sure students are at their desks when classes start to help kick off the learning process and save several million dollars in state funding.
Gov. Rick Snyder’s plans to expand educational choice in Michigan are opposed in some communities worried about losing control over their school districts.
Just ahead of the start of a new school year, a battle is looming over whether Michigan kids should be allowed to go to any school they want.
Nearly four dozen Detroit Public Schools attendance agents and parent organizers are knocking on doors to drive home the district’s message on the importance of attendance.