Dan Varner: Excellent Schools Detroit

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Dan Varner, Chief Executive Officer of Excellent Schools Detroit, speaks to the action their organization is taking to ensure each student has access to an excellent school by 2020.

Excellent Schools Detroit was formed as a coalition of Detroit’s education, government, community, and philanthropic leaders who, in March 2010, released an education plan that recommends bold steps so that every Detroit child is in an excellent school by 2020.

 Desiree Cooper and Rochelle Riley interview CEO Dan Varner, who discusses the 90/90/90 plan.  The plan calls for Detroit to be the first major U.S. city where 90 percent of students graduate from high school, 90 percent of those graduates enroll in college or a quality postsecondary training program, and 90 percent of enrollees are prepared to succeed without remediation.

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