State reinventing education in failing Detroit schools - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

State reinventing education in failing Detroit schools

Posted: Updated:
DETROIT (WJBK) -

15 Detroit Public Schools got a failing grade from the State of Michigan this past school year. Those schools will now be reinvented by the state's Education Achievement Authority.

Get the 'Scoop with Roop' by watching the video report above.

Under the Education Achievement Authority rules, 15 DPS schools will have:

  • 210 school days per year
  • 7.5 hours of class per day
  • No grade levels
  • Master material or stay where you are


The new model is already in place at Central High School where classrooms look more like cafes.

The schools will have younger teachers, some right out of college, along with educators from Teach for America. Other retrained DPS teachers will also work in the schools.

Businesses will also team up with the schools to teach students about real-world situations.

Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices