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Lessenberry on the new Detroit schools superintendent and child poverty in Michigan

Detroit Public Schools Community District sign
Sarah Cwiek
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Michigan Radio
The Detroit Public Schools Community District has selected Nikolai Vitti as its first permanent superintendent.

The Detroit Public Schools Community District school board has chosen Nikolai Vitti as its first permanent superintendent. Vitti grew up in Dearborn Heights and is currently the superintendent in Duval County, Florida.

Michigan Radio Morning Edition host Doug Tribou and Senior News Analyst Jack Lessenberry discuss what the district's new pick means for Detroit schools. 

They also talk about Flint Mayor Karen Weaver's recommendation to keep using Detroit water, a new study that reports a 15 percent increase in child poverty, and the troubled start to the tenure of Macomb County Clerk and Register of Deeds Karen Spranger.

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