Highland Park Schools

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Financially Struggling District To Close Only High School In Highland Park

School enrollment for Highland Park has dropped along with the population.

CBS Detroit–05/28/2015

Robert Davis. (File Photo/WWJ)  FILE

Activist Robert Davis Pleads To Federal Charges In Highland Park Schools Theft Case

Davis was accused of embezzling funds from Highland Park Schools while he served on the board.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/02/2014

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Highland Park High School To Close For Good

“We can’t even seem to keep the grass cut around here; the athletic fields are in horrible shape.”


Part of the Highland Park School District's Black History media collection. Protesters are angry that some of the collection was mistakenly thrown away. (Credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ Newsradio 950)

EXCLUSIVE: Inside Highland Park’s Black History Collection

Residents in Highland Park are still fuming over the dumping of thousands of black history and culture books.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/10/2013

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Part Of Black History Collection Thrown In Trash

A group carrying flashlights, dove into large trash bins and pulled out a fraction of the collection of materials from the civil rights movement

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/26/2013

Michelle Johnson and three of her six children, all of whom attend school in Highland Park. She's been trying for years to get someone to intervene in the district's practice of moving students on to the next grade even though their reading, math and science skills are terribly lacking. (WWJ Photo/Pat Sweeting)

ACLU Sues Over Reading On Behalf Of Students

The American Civil Liberties Union is suing on behalf of more than 950 Highland Park Public Schools students and their parents, claiming children aren’t getting the tools needed to learn to read.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2012

State To Advance Highland Park Schools $178K

Michigan officials will advance the financially troubled Highland Park school district $178,000 to help meet payroll this week.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/29/2012

Highland Park Schools Get $4M To Finish Year

Despite state advances and bailouts, it was expected that the school district would not be able to meet Friday’s payroll.

CBS Detroit–02/24/2012

Highland Park Schools’ Emergency Manager To Meet With Parents

The man who’s in charge of straightening out the finances of the struggling Highland Park school district will begin meeting with parents Tuesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/07/2012

Highland Park Schools EFM Now In Place

Many parents in Highland Park are hoping that this Monday marks a new beginning for their troubled school district. Certified Public Accountant Jack Martin is now in place as emergency financial manager for the struggling district.

WWJ Newsradio 950–01/30/2012