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Impacts of new school consolidation law felt in northern Michigan

From a Detroit classroom
Sarah Hulett
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Michigan Radio
Of the nine people indicted in the Detroit Public School scandal last fall, the Detroit Free Press reports there have been seven guilty pleas.

A record number of Michigan schools are struggling to stay in the black.

So far, the headlines have focused on the fiscal problems of some of the state’s more populated counties.

A new state law allows state officials to dissolve and consolidate small schools with big problems.

But, as Interlochen Public Radio’s Linda Stephen reports, there are schools in northern Michigan that are paying close attention to the new law, as well.

Listen to the full feature above. 

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