ERIC Number: EJ748475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jul-12
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Detroit Schools Struggle to Stem Student Loss
Maxwell, Lesli A.
Education Week, v25 n42 p1, 20 Jul 2006
This article reports how Detroit public schools struggle, amidst the problems that run in the nation's fastest-shrinking big-city school system, to stem the loss of students and improve academic achievement. Facing budget, achievement woes, the district tries to compete with charter schools. Since the fall of 2004, close to 12,000 students have left the Detroit district. Some moved out of the city with their families, but many enrolled in one of roughly 40 charter schools that have opened in the city limits in the past decade. What district officials and some board members do talk about is the need for a better marketing strategy to counter what they say is a widely held, but largely inaccurate, perception that charter schools are doing better academically than the regular public schools.
Descriptors: Marketing, Educational Change, Charter Schools, Public Schools, Academic Achievement, School Districts, Student Attrition, Enrollment
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan