Just before the holiday weekend, Central Michigan University’s Board of Trustees made official what parents have known for a while now: Michigan Technical Academy is closing. The pre-k through 8th grade charter school in Detroit has been open for more than a decade.
The state had threatened to close the school in the spring, over persistently low performance on standardized tests.
Keeria Myles says her 8-year-old daughter, Sonja, had only been at the school one year, but loved it.
“She’s upset about it and she feels like it’s her fault,” Myles said.