WDIV-TV Detroit (4/12) reports, "Thursday afternoon Southfield Public Schools released details on changes it's making to high school classes including creating single-gender classes for many students. Southfield Public Schools superintendent Dr. Wanda Cook-Robinson said the research backs up what they're doing." And "students already attending a high school in Southfield seem to like the idea, but not necessarily for all grade levels."
The Detroit Free Press (4/12, Higgins) reports, "A quarter of the ninth-graders who enter high schools in the district are enrolling in the district for the first time. And teachers are finding many of these students are behind academically. The redesign is aimed at addressing that issue."