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Michigan’s law that calls for the annual closure of the state’s worst schools is unique in the nation.

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One Detroit’s Christy McDonald recently sat down with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan to find out how our city’s doing with the start of the new year.

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A conversation with the Mayor: How is Detroit doing?
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One Detroit’s Christy McDonald recently sat down with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan.

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