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Inside a Detroit classroom. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ, File)

Detroit Schools Draw Thousands Of New Students

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/22/2011

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DPS: More Students Showing Up To School

Detroit Public School officials say after a disappointing head-count throughout the first week of school, more students attended the second week of classes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/16/2011

Inside a Detroit classroom. (credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ, File)

Why Aren’t Detroit Kids Showing Up For School?

Detroit Public School’s Emergency Manager Roy Roberts met student leaders Friday to get some insight into the district’s attendance problem.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/09/2011

Outside a Detroit school (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas, File)

DPS First Day Attendance Falls 20,000 Students Short Of Goal

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/07/2011

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Detroit Schools Seek Better Fall Attendance

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/28/2011

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Choice, Local Control At Odds Over Michigan Schools

Gov. Rick Snyder’s plans to expand educational choice in Michigan are opposed in some communities worried about losing control over their school districts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/27/2011

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Gov. Snyder To Propose State-Wide School Of Choice

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2011

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Home Visits Aim To Increase DPS Attendance

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/18/2011

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