When we talk about segregated schools, we need to look no further than Detroit. Census figures from the Michigan Department of Education tell us Detroit is a city where more than 82% of its students are African-American, just 2% are white and only 0.24% are multi-racial.
A new charter school on Detroit's east side, in the Indian Village neighborhood, is working hard to change that.
Detroit Prep is a free public charter school authorized by Grand Valley State University. Right now, it's got kindergarten and first grade students.
Its founders were determined that Detroit Prep would be the city's first intentionally diverse charter school. So they set out by casting a wide net in recruiting students and in offering strong academics.