“I’m very, very encouraged with the progress that Detroit public schools are making,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, after visiting Thirkell Elementary

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Gov. Rick Snyder on May 6, 2013, visited a fifth-grade grade class and a pre-kindergarten class at Detroit Public Schools’ Thirkell Elementary School, the top preK-8 school in Detroit, according to Excellent Schools Detroit.

DPS showcased a preschool class because the district’s new Strategic Plan calls for preschool for all 4-year-olds.

VIDEO: Gov. Rick Snyder and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan speak about education in a town hall in Detroit on May 6, 2013.

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