The late photographer David Posavetz, shown in front of his plane, donated his time and took many young Detroiters on first flights for free at Detroit's City Airport. The tradition continues at a community event on June 14 being named after him. (credit: Nancy Cain Posavetz)

Young Detroiters Get Free Flights In Honor Of Late Photographer David Posavetz

The late award-winning photographer David Posavetz grew up near Detroit’s City Airport and spent hours watching planes take off and land not far from his home. He dreamed what it would be like to fly one.


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Police Arrest 4 Students, Detain 10 After Fights At Detroit High School

It’s unclear what caused the fighting, although the EAA referenced “gang violence” in a statement.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/01/2014

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EAA Board Narrows Field Of Candidates To Fill Chancellor Seat

The Education Achievement Authority narrowed the field of candidates for a permanent chancellor at its meeting Wednesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/10/2014

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Detroit Schools See Struggles In Latest Benchmark Exam Results

According to Michigan Merit Exam scores released Monday, just five 11th grade students out of 649 would be proficient in science.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/07/2014

Summer at Burns Elementary-Middle School. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Detroit Students In State-Run Schools Say They Don’t Mind A Much Shorter Summer Break

While other kids are in the pool — many Detroit students are still in class.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/27/2014

Pershing High School in Detroit (Credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ Newsradio 950)

Detroit’s EAA Gets New PR Director In Wake Of ‘Broom Teacher’ Scandal

The teacher, Tiffani Eaton, has so far refused to just walk back into the classroom.

CBS Detroit–05/16/2014

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Detroit Teacher Says State-Managed Schools Are Unsafe

The comments come after another teacher was fired after trying to break up a fight a student fight by using a broom.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/06/2014

No Vote On Expansion Of District For Bad Schools

The Michigan Legislature adjourned for the year without authorizing the expansion of a state turnaround district for failing public schools, again thwarting Gov. Rick Snyder’s push for the legislation.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/14/2013

District For Struggling Schools Loses Students

The state’s Education Achievement Authority, which currently operates low-performing schools in Detroit, has lost nearly a quarter of its students in the past year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/23/2013

Snyder Signs Law Letting K-12 Districts Be Closed

Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law earlier this week laying the groundwork for two deficit-ridden Michigan school districts to be closed before the fall and for their students to be sent to schools nearby.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2013