Detroit Public Schools EM announces 'Strategic Plan' details

Emergency Manager Roberts announces details on strategy plan


Some Detroit schools will see longer academic years and preschool programs will be expanded under a new strategic plan announced by state-appointed emergency manager Roy Roberts.

Details of "Neighborhood-Centered, Quality Schools" were released Thursday.

View: DPS Strategic Plan 2013

Using a community schools model, the district also plans to keep programs at some schools available 12 hours each day, seven days a week. Preschool programs also will be expanded for all 4-year-olds in the district.

Watch: Roy Robert's announcement

Two school buildings will be closed and Northwestern High School's academic program will be discontinued. The Detroit Collegiate Preparatory program will move from a wing to the main part of Northwestern's building. The Harris professional development building also will close.

The plan comes after a 5-week strategic planning process involving students, parents, teachers, principals, clergy and community leaders.

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