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Charter Schools in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Whether you live in Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw or Wayne County, southeast Michigan charter schools are plentiful. Here's our list of options.

Pros and Cons of Charter Schools

Wondering, 'Should I send my child to a charter school?' For parents considering this option, here are some basic facts about charter schools in Michigan.

What is the Difference Between Charter Schools and Public Schools?

A brief explainer on charter schools, also known as public school academies, and how they compare to traditional public schools.

5 Top-Rated Charter Schools in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

According to the Michigan state public school rankings, what metro Detroit charter schools are considered among the best schools in Michigan?

Kyle Smitley, Founder of Detroit Achievement Academy

Before founding this charter school, Smitley was operating a multimillion-dollar clothing company. But she wasn't feeling fulfilled. So she moved to Detroit to help kids get a better education.

Ralph Bland Sets a New Standard for Education in Detroit

As CEO of New Paradigm for Education, with an extensive background, Bland is helping to change children's lives through rigorous academics and student support.

Detroit Woman Ushers Students Safely to School for Five Decades

Meet Mary White. She's been a school crossing guard in Detroit for 53 years. Her love of kids keeps her going and, at 94, she has no intention of slowing down.

Anne LaTarte, Regional Vice President of Southwest Detroit Lighthouse Charter Academy

LaTarte honed her educational knowledge and dedication as a special education teacher in New York and director for Teach for America. Now, she's back in her home state, hoping to make a difference at this new school.

Julia Putnam, Principal of The James And Grace Lee Boggs School

The Boggs School on Detroit's east side has been five years in the making. For principal and founder Julia Putnam, it's a dream finally realized, one she hopes transforms the community and lifts up Detroit.
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