DETROIT (AP) — Detroit’s public school district is planning a so-called cradle to career campus at Marygrove College as part of an effort to create a hub for urban education.
The so-called cradle-to-career campus is now getting $50 million boost from The Kresge Foundation.
The funding was announced Thursday as part of the new P-20 Partnership that aims to include an early childhood education center, a kindergarten-12th grade school and a teacher education training program involving University of Michigan School of Education that’s modeled after hospital residency programs.
The Detroit Public Schools Community District’s board of education approved the program on Tuesday. The kindergarten through 12th grade school is scheduled to open during the 2019-20 academic year. The aim would be to create a campus that also includes an early childhood center and educational opportunities for new teachers.
The plan could bring new life to Marygrove College, a small liberal arts school surrounded by homes in a northwest Detroit neighborhood. The college announced last year it was shutting down its undergraduate programs due to declining enrollment while continuing other programs.
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