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3 Detroit-area charter schools closing, but not all parents know. This story first appeared on the Chalkbeat website.

3 Detroit-area charter schools closing, but not all parents know

At least three Detroit-area charter schools will close in June after years of low test scores, leaving hundreds of families to scramble for new schools — including some who hadn't yet been notified. The schools set to close include Woodward Academy, one of Detroit’s oldest and most established charter schools. It opened near downtown Detroit in 1996. Also closing are the Starr Detroit Academy, which is located just across the city line in Harper Woods but serves primarily Detroit children, and the Academy of International Studies in Hamtramck.

All three are being closed for academic reasons, said Janelle Brzezinski, spokeswoman for the charter school office at Central Michigan University, which oversees the schools. School types: The difference between public, private, magnet, charter, and more. Approximately 49 million students are enrolled in the nation's public schools in kindergarten through grade 12.

School types: The difference between public, private, magnet, charter, and more

Another 6 million attend private schools. But if you follow the news, you know that several new types of schools have appeared in recent years, meaning that choosing a school is no longer a simple matter. For example, what's the difference between a magnet school and a charter school? Parochial and proprietary? Doug Ross named DPS’ new Chief Innovation Officer. Ross’ role to be expanded beyond charter school authorization to bring best practices nationally to Detroit schools Emergency Manager Roy S.

Doug Ross named DPS’ new Chief Innovation Officer

Roberts today announced the appointment of Doug Ross, former U.S Assistant Secretary of Labor and founder and CEO of New Urban Learning and the University Prep charter schools, as the district’s Chief Innovation Officer, a new position in the district geared at finding and implementing innovative best educational practices used across the nation to improve graduation rates and college readiness in DPS schools. Ross will continue to head Detroit Public Schools’ expanded Charter Schools Office working to ensure that all DPS charters are high performing schools. Verbatim fact check: Is it true that Detroit public schools outperform Detroit charter schools? The article below was originally posted on Ballotpedia - to read the full article, click here.

Verbatim fact check: Is it true that Detroit public schools outperform Detroit charter schools?

By Terry Phillips The state of public education in Detroit, Michigan, has been in decline since the late 1950s. Setting the Record Straight on Detroit Charter Schools.