Education
9:45 am
Sat April 13, 2013

Emergency manager revokes Highland Park diplomas

HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) - The state-appointed emergency manager for Highland Park's public schools has revoked diplomas awarded last year to 18 students.

MLive reported Friday that a review of transcripts determined the students were given credit for failed classes or didn't have enough credit hours to graduate.

Emergency manager Donald Weatherspoon says the students in the academically and financially struggling Detroit area district were "misled" by school officials.

Weatherspoon also is manager of Muskegon Heights Public Schools in West Michigan.

He says he is seeking funding for a plan to allow students who graduated from Muskegon Heights High School as long as six years ago to receive free online learning. Weatherspoon says he believes the students received an inadequate education.