Published Online: July 9, 2013
Published in Print: July 10, 2013, as Detroit District Hopes To Lure Back Students

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Detroit District Hopes to Lure Back Students

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In Detroit, a new budget optimistically assumes that the school district will be able to lure 5,000 students back to its schools after years of declining enrollment. The charter sector in the city has been growing, and the Education Achievement Authority, a state-run district, began running a dozen schools in the city in the 2012-13 school year. Still, the district says that a school-level marketing campaign will bring families back.

A district spokeswoman said that budget projections—which did not include any teacher layoffs in the current iteration—may change if fewer students return to the district. Meanwhile, the education authority's spending on students will increase this year, as it is receiving more Title I money from the federal government and has received $1.5 million in gifts and donations, the Detroit Free Press reports.

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