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UN/DIVIDED: The growing pains of annexation in Albion and Marshall

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Emma Winowiecki
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UN/DIVIDED: The growing pains of annexation in Albion and Marshall

In 2016, Albion residents voted to annex their struggling public schools to Marshall. Students in Albion used to attend an almost entirely low-income, majority African-American district. Now, middle and high school students get bussed into Marshall, a town that is white-majority and middle-class.

But how are Albion students adjusting, and what lead to Albion Public Schools' demise in the first place? Can Marshall overcome the difficulties of teaching at-risk students?

Michigan Radio is taking a look at the impact the annexation has had on students, families, and the community.