Detroit Schools


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

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

(WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

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

Courtesy of Volunteer Parent Harold Harris and Volunteer Central Officer staffer Kaniqua Daniels.

Detroit Students Learn Over Holiday Break

More than 100 volunteers are joining with teachers to kick off the brand-new Holiday Learning Fest in 18 schools to boost education for more than 1,000 Detroit students.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/29/2011

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell, file)

Detroit Elementary Grads Stay True To Their School

Helping students at their former Detroit elementary school is nothing new to one group of alumni, and now other city schools are taking note.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/28/2011

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Greektown Casino-Hotel Donates Over 3,000 Books To Detroit Students

Greektown Casino-Hotel donated more than 3,000 books to students at the Marcus Garvey Academy and Rose-Hill Academy.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/01/2011

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

EFM Roberts Encouraged By Student Head Count, Reducing Debt

A debt refinancing plan is expected to help the Detroit Public School district to eliminate $200 million of its debt; improving cash flow, says Emergency Manager Roy Roberts.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/07/2011

Detroiters Not Getting Jobs As Promised In ‘Proposal S’

“Crumbs.” That’s what a committee member overseeing construction of the Detroit Public Schools says Detroiters are getting in the way of jobs.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/15/2011