Detroit school-turnaround officials have proposed an $80 million plan to help improve achievement and reduce the dropout rate in the city's schools, which were recently shown to have the lowest graduation rate of any big city in the country. Among the proposed changes: All high-school students will be required to take one college-level course; all sixth-graders will take pre-algebra; and preschool students will receive tutoring in reading. A lawsuit is pending to determine whether Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb or the school board has academic control of the district.

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