45 Detroit Schools Slated for Closing Under Plan

DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Public Schools are considering closing 45 schools in the next five years because students are leaving the district. The district's emergency financial manager Robert Bobb on Wednesday plans to release the possible closing ...

Detroit School Asks Parents to Donate Toilet Paper

It's not unusual for teachers to ask parents to send in items that make the classroom run more smoothly -- Kleenex, for example, disinfecting wipes, or hand sanitizer. But a Detroit elementary school's recent requests are far more basic ... and alarm...

Make your school board listen by throwing grapes at them

Whenever I talk to older friends about their dealings with the school board, I get more or less the same response: "It's tough." And really, that's not surprising -- what are the odds that a handful of people, with incredibly limited resources, who a...

School says no to MySpace -- even at home

Many schools have an internet policy that prohibits non-school activities such as updating one's MySpace account from school computers. St. Hugo of the Hills, a catholic school near Detroit, Michigan, however, has taken it one step further. According...

Lawsuit filed in 911 tragedy

A lawsuit has been filed in Detroit against two unnamed dispatchers involved in the alleged wrongful death of Sherrill Turner who's 5-year-old's 911 call was assumed a prank and not responded to for at least an hour (see our earlier coverage here). T...

Eminem gets permit to remarry ex-wife Kim

In early December we brought you the news that Detroit rapper Eminem was reconciling with his wife.  Now Reuters is reporting that Marshall and Kim Mathers officially applied for another marriage license in Macomb County, just north of Detroit o...


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