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Where will Detroit kids go if their schools close? These maps show the choices are few

If Henderson Academy on the West Side closed, almost 700 students would need to find a new school.
If Henderson Academy on the West Side closed, almost 700 students would need to find a new school.
DPSCD and EAA

As leaders of Detroit’s traditional schools make a case to save at least some of the 25 city schools that have been targeted for closure, they’ve released a series of powerful maps that show few strong alternatives near the schools slated for closure.

The maps were released at a summit held Tuesday evening at Martin Luther King, Jr. Senior High School that aimed to highlight school turnaround efforts that could be alternatives to closure. Educators from Memphis, Springfield/Lawrence and Detroit who have had success with turning schools around were slated to speak.

The event was co-sponsored by the Detroit Public Schools Community District and the Education Achievement Authority. About 200 educators, parents and school leaders attended. You can view the entire presentation here.

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