Detroit to close half of all public schools, consolidate educational operations

The embattled Michigan city will shutter the doors of half its schools in an attempt to balance its books


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Peter Finocchiaro
February 22, 2011 12:40AM (UTC)

More bad news for Detroit: Michigan education officials have ordered half of the city's public schools closed in order to balance the district's books. Robert Bobb, Detroit's Emergency Financial Manager, is now tasked with implementing a plan that will consolidate educational services.

Bobb confirmed he is working to implement the plan that will shrink the district to 72 schools for a projected 58,570 students in 2014.

The move would vault average class size in the city above 60 students.

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Read more on the school closings at The Detroit News

 


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