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Mumford High School
June 18, 2018
‘We all became family.’ Students say goodbye to Detroit school after promising three-year run
The three year-old Mumford Academy will close this week, and merge next fall with the larger Mumford High School.
April 30, 2018
A bad kid turned school principal motivates students with life lessons she learned
As a student, she misbehaved when she was bored. Now, a principal uses what she learned to help her students.
Getting from good to great
April 26, 2018
Many Detroit educators have never worked in a high-performing school. This program imports coaches who have
The program brings advisors into Detroit schools to provide intensive coaching to principals, assistant principals, deans and other top administrators. The coaches work with school leaders together as a team to collectively create improvement plans, then work to implement them.
March 19, 2018
Detroit school chief wants to eliminate small high schools at Cody, Carson, and Mumford
Vitti says consolidating the schools would save the district almost $2 million.
March 14, 2018
Detroit school board to protesters: Please remain civil. Protesters to school board: You’re naive
The meeting is being rescheduled, while the board president is making an appeal for civility.
Set up to fail
March 8, 2018
The Detroit school district has been using a curriculum that’s ‘an injustice to the children of Detroit’ — but it’s not alone.
Experts say that Detroit is among hundreds — possibly thousands — of districts across the country that are using textbooks and educational materials that are not aligned to state standards.
Mumford High School
September 26, 2017
This Detroit school has seen some tough times, but its students mean business: ‘I’ve got to set an example.’
'Be somebody who makes everybody feel like somebody.'
New buildings at stake
February 23, 2017
At stake in school closings: Tens of millions of dollars spent on recent improvements to targeted Detroit schools
Schools have received tens of millions of dollars from taxpayers, corporate donors or community service organizations in recent years could soon be left vacant.
September 8, 2016
Facing an uncertain future, a principal and his staff have one year to prove their school should survive
The Academy’s fate will be decided by a new Detroit school board that will be elected this fall and by the state School Reform Office, which has threatened to close low-performing schools across the state.
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