Rise & Shine

Rise & Shine: Schools make final push for enrollment in Detroit

Good morning.

Sept. 3 is right around the corner. Are you ready for the official first day of school?

Schools in Detroit are getting ready in many ways, including making a final push to enroll students.

Freelancer Michael Gerstein looks at what district and charter schools are doing to get more students in the door. Read it here.

Meanwhile, earlier this month I had a sit-down interview with Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. We covered a number of topics, including the district’s plan to begin engaging the community about facility needs.

You can read the Q&A here.

And continue scrolling for more education headlines.

Lori Higgins, bureau chief


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