Sarah Alvarez http://kgou.org en How Court's Bus Ruling Sealed Differences In Detroit Schools http://kgou.org/post/how-courts-bus-ruling-sealed-differences-detroit-schools It was 40 years ago today that the Supreme Court accepted what became a landmark case about school desegregation. The <a href="http://michiganradio.org/post/3-things-know-about-history-detroit-busing" target="_blank">case was controversial </a>because it involved busing student between a largely African-American city — Detroit — and its white suburban areas. The ruling helped cement differences between urban schools and suburban neighborhoods.<p>White flight out of the city was already in full swing in the early 1970s, and Detroit neighborhoods were racially segregated. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:23:00 +0000 Sarah Alvarez 17476 at http://kgou.org How Court's Bus Ruling Sealed Differences In Detroit Schools Michigan School District Embraces Vocational Education http://kgou.org/post/michigan-school-district-embraces-vocational-education Classes like wood shop or auto shop used to be called vocational classes. They were known as an academic dumping ground for students who weren't succeeding in a regular classroom. But a lot has changed. In the rural mid-Michigan school district of Stockbridge, classes now offer a pathway to college, and a way to gain skills to pay tuition. Tue, 12 Mar 2013 09:38:00 +0000 Sarah Alvarez 1696 at http://kgou.org