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Southwest Detroit Community School
behind the scenes
June 21, 2019
Weeks after a Detroit school was evicted, a charter operator is wooing families back
A month ago, a struggling school was evicted in southwest Detroit. Weeks later, a new charter operator is trying to woo families back to the building.
May 21, 2019
Andre Agassi fund ‘evicts’ Detroit school after it fails to meet its lease agreement
The school was struggling. A tough lease agreement with Andre Agassi's investment fund appears to have pushed it over the edge.
April 2, 2019
Andre Agassi apoyó a esta escuela charter en Detroit. Podrá cerrar si padres y maestros la abandonan.
Padres y maestros dicen que sus niños no están aprendiendo en la escuela. Ha tenido cinco directores en seis años.
April 1, 2019
Andre Agassi backed this Detroit charter school. Parent and teacher defections could cause its closure.
Some parents and teachers say they are fed up with a struggling Detroit charter school, but school leaders are pushing ahead.
seat at the table
October 29, 2018
These Detroit teachers aren’t giving up hope that a union can help bring stability to struggling charter schools
Some teachers and parents gave up hope that the Southwest Detroit Community School could recover from backsliding test scores and relentless administrative turnover.
September 4, 2018
Despite heat, water problems, Detroit students get a fresh start
It took a lunch table of high schoolers to give Superintendent Nikolai Vitti some good news on the first day of school.
June 8, 2018
Week in review: When ‘winging it’ isn’t in the best interest of children
PHOTO: Courtesy of VICE on HBOCorrespondent Gianna Toboni interviews parent advocate Aliya Moore and her daughter outside a shuttered Detroit school. Two of…
June 7, 2018
‘Winging it.’ This principal just lost his job at a struggling Detroit charter school. Here’s what he saw on the inside.
Frank Donner was sold from the moment he heard the pitch in 2013. Lighthouse Academies promised that their new school in…
June 5, 2018
Founded with great promise, this charter school is now looking for its fifth principal in five years
Parents are running out of fingers to count the principals at Southwest Detroit Community School. Four different principals have left since…
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