Detroit Schools

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

DPS Lands $1.5 Mil Grant To Aid School-Based Community Programs

J.P Morgan Chase has awarded DPS $1.5 million which will aid school-based community programs in southwest Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2013


Detroit Praised For 65 Percent Graduation Rate, Increase Echoed Across The State

More than 53 percent of Michigan’s school districts saw higher graduation rates, including many of the largest districts.

CBS Detroit–02/13/2013

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Detroit Supt. Claims Plot To Fire Well-Paid Teachers, Destroy Unions, Board Calls In FBI

Consultants are creating phony negative evaluations of well-paid teachers in a “monstrous plot” to destroy the teacher’s union, according to Superintendent Dr. John Telford.

CBS Detroit–12/12/2012

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Detroit Offers Promise Scholarships

The mission of The Detroit College Promise is to motivate Detroit students to make education a priority.

CBS Detroit–11/23/2012

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

Board Votes To Remove Detroit Schools From Education Achievement Authority

The Detroit Board of Education has voted to wipe-out all the changes implemented under Michigan’s old Emergency Manager law.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/14/2012


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


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

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