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Building School Culture: A Tale of Two Cities

Academics are important in any school, but some school leaders say the idea of school culture is perhaps just as important. In this video, a reporter visited schools in Detroit and New Orleans to see what school culture is all about.



In 2010, Michigan Radio's "Rebuilding Detroit Schools: A Tale of Two Cities" took a look at educational challenges in Detroit and reform strategies being used in New Orleans. Reporters Jennifer Guerra and Sarah Hulett spent weeks looking at the two school systems and talking with students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and experts. Learn more at

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