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New high school to push college to Detroit kids

Michigan Future, Inc. (MFI) announced today the expansion of the successful Detroit Edison Public School Academy to open a High School in fall 2010. This grant is part of a multi-million-dollar effort to open 35 new, college-prep high schools in the Detroit metro area by 2018.

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation joins three other local foundations, the Skillman Foundation, the Kresge Foundation, and the McGregor Fund, in this effort to increase high school graduation rates among the children of Detroit. MFI has committed that at least 85% of each school’s students will graduate from high school, 85% of graduates will enroll in college, and at least 85% of enrollees will earn a college degree.

Greg Taylor, a member of the Governing Council for Michigan Future Schools and vice president of programs at the Kellogg Foundation, sees this commitment as a great example of how foundations can come together to support efforts for continued access to educational opportunities for students in Detroit.

Learn more about Michigan Future Schools and visit the grantee story on the Kellogg Foundation website. Watch the video of kids from Detroit Edison Public School Academy. http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=tayCPI0NwOc

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