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Proposal Calls For Major Cuts For Detroit Public Schools

The Detroit School Board is holding a special meeting Tuesday night to unveil a major proposal on overhauling the district.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/13/2012

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Detroit School Cuts Served Lunch After Food Fights

A Detroit school stopped serving lunch to sixth- through eighth-graders following food fights, attracting complaints that led officials to reverse the decision.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2012

Sri Lankan schoolchildren take part in a painting competition in Colombo on September 25, 2011. Some 2,000 children took part in the art exhibition where they drew their thoughts on tourism. The event was organised to mark World Tourism Day which falls on September 27. Tourism has rebounded in Sri Lanka, after the island ended decades of bloodshed with ethnic Tamil Tiger rebels in May 2009. (AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA/Getty Images)

Rare, Independent Detroit School Celebrates 46 Years

The Detroit Waldorf School was the city’s only independent school at the time of its inception and is one of two independent schools in Detroit today.

CBS Detroit–10/18/2012

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Detroit Charter Shows Students New WAY To Learn

The school is taking kids 14 to 19 years old out of full-time classrooms and providing them with an iMac laptop and access to a lab — so they can learn at their own pace and around their own schedule.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/11/2012

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Detroit Store Tries To Draw Kids To School With New Shoes

The school district will hand out vouchers to every child in every grade, which could add up to 14,000 to 17,000 pair of shoes.

CBS Detroit–08/13/2012

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Name Change For Michigan’s Failing Schools Looks To Bring New Level Of Achievement

Under ‘No Child Left Behind’ failing schools in Michigan were called ”Persistently Lowest Achievers’.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/01/2012

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Some Schools Closing Early As Sweltering Summer Heat Revisits Metro Detroit

Five Detroit schools will end summer classes after lunch Tuesday, as temperatures are expected to soar near or above 100 degrees.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/17/2012

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Detroit Students Suspended After Walkout Return To School

They have a host of demands, they don’t regret walking out and they vow to continue to fight for change.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/03/2012

Roy Roberts - Detroit Public Schools - Emergency Financial Manager. (File Photo)

Detroit Students: ‘Purr’fect Attendance To Bring A Surprise From Tigers

Saying students learn best when they are in the classroom, Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts announced during taping of “Michigan Matters” that he’s teaming with Denise Ilitch to offer an award from the Detroit Tigers for students.

CBS 62–04/06/2012

DPS parents use Osborn H.S. Parent Resource Center (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

Detroit School Parent Resource Centers Open Over Break

Parent Resource Centers at seven Detroit schools will be open over the current break in classes.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/21/2012

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