LaMar Lemmons http://michiganradio.org en Detroit Public Schools enrollment up 14% in high schools http://michiganradio.org/post/detroit-public-schools-enrollment-14-high-schools <p>Detroit Public Schools is reporting a 14 percent increase in enrollment for students in grades 9-12. Overall enrollment is still down by two percent, but that's a smaller decrease than previous years.</p><p>According to numbers collected by the district on count day, nine of DPS's 19&nbsp; high schools saw an increase in students.</p><p>DPS launched an enrollment campaign over the summer in an effort to meet projections included in the district's budget. Despite enrollment increases in some high schools, DPS still didn't meet those goals.</p><p></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 12:34:58 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 15093 at http://michiganradio.org Detroit Public Schools enrollment up 14% in high schools DPS school board regains academic control http://michiganradio.org/post/dps-school-board-regains-academic-control <p>A Wayne County Circuit judge has ruled that some Detroit schools will remain in a new district for low-performing schools despite a ballot proposal challenging a state law that allowed the move, according to an Associated Press report.<br /><br />The judge told emergency manager Roy Roberts today that the Detroit Board of Education regains academic control of remaining schools in the district pending the November election outcome on Michigan&#39;s emergency manager law.<br /><br />Until then, state-appointed managers of financially distressed cities and school districts have to operate under the law&#39;s predecessor, which gives them only financial oversight.<br /><br />Board members sought to reverse Roberts&#39; movement of 15 schools into the Education Achievement Authority, claiming it falls under their academic control.</p><p>Detroit Public Schools Board President, LaMar Lemmons talks with Michigan Radio&#39;s<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/people/jennifer-white"> Jennifer White </a>about today&#39;s hearing and what steps the board will take next.</p><p> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 20:10:01 +0000 Mercedes Mejia & Jennifer White 8672 at http://michiganradio.org DPS school board regains academic control