The Craig Fahle Show

Improving Graduation Rates at Two Detroit High Schools

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

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Two high schools in the Detroit Public School System, Cody and Osborn, face much different issues in their communities but both schools are attempting to raise their graduation rates. The schools are experimenting with keeping 30-student classrooms together from 9-12 grade. The students are learning subjects together, settling disputes together, and being taught and mentored by the same teachers over their 4 years in high school. Cody and Osborn graduated their first class with this experiment in 2012. The principal of Osborn High School, Tonya Bowman, discusses how keeping the classes together has helped raise graduation rates.