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Apple to Bankroll Detroit High School Initiative for Over $1 Million

Apple to Bankroll Detroit High School Initiative for Over $1 Million

by , 8:00 AM EDT, August 29th, 2005

Apple Computer has committed to spending over US$1 million to help finance, equip and advise a small top-quality high school for Detroit, Mich. students, according to a published report, Sunday.

The Detroit News, reported Sunday Apple will give more than US$1 million over five years to the new Detroit-area high school, which designed as a model to improve the state's failing education system.

"If successful -- and Apple has had success with similar efforts in other states -- the school will teach all of Michigan how to move from public high schools that churn out graduates unprepared for either work or college, to nimble academies that serve as launching pads for college or advanced training," the report said.

Details of the Detroit school will be announced Tuesday, the report said. It will eventually house roughly 400 students, starting in the first year with just freshman and sophomore classes. Teachers will be hand-picked and will get ongoing training from Apple, as well as other support. The computer maker will put more than $1 million over five years into the school, which will open this academic year in an existing building.

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