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Environment & Climate Change

Recycling Schools

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Photo by Jennifer Guerra.
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Joel Landy (left) shows Ben Christenson and a band mate around the former Malcolm X Academy building in Detroit. Landy is turning the space into a music venue, with rehearsal space.

A lot of Michigan’s big cities are shrinking. People have left the state to find work. Others have moved their families to the suburbs. As Jennifer Guerra reports... that has left a lot of urban school districts with empty school buildings. But instead of tearing the buildings down, some districts want to recycle them.