State could close 38 underperforming public schools — 24 in Detroit

By Chad Livengood

Underperforming schools targeted for closure

Gov. Rick Snyder’s administration has put 38 of Michigan’s persistently failing public schools on notice that they could be subject to closure or more state oversight in June for poor academic performance, including 24 schools in Detroit.

The state’s School Reform Office released a list of schools that could be the first ever closed for low student achievement and said it’s beginning the legal process of possibly forcing the schools to close…