Tag Archives: Detroit Public School Board

Special Report on the closing of Detroit’s Catherine Ferguson Academy

Several weeks ago, we had a really good discussion here on the site about the proposed closing of the Catherine Ferguson Academy for pregnant and parenting teens in Detroit. One of those most engaged in the conversation was my old friend Pete, who is presently a PhD candidate in the Department of Epidemiology, at the […]

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Detroit to close half of its public schools, bring high school class size to 60

Robert Bobb, the emergency financial manager of the Detroit Public Schools, just announced that he plans to shut down 70 of the city’s 142 remaining public schools in oder to close the much-talked-about $327 million budget gap. This move, he acknowledges, will bring high school class sizes to approximately 60. I’d like to write a […]

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The possibility of a public boarding school in Detroit

I’m sitting here tonight, thinking about all of the stuff I should be writing about, like the EMU student with tuberculosis and Rick Snyder’s “One Tough Nerd” gubernatorial ad, but all I really feel like discussing is this article in the Free Press today about the state of Detroit’s public schools. Maybe it has something […]

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