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DETROIT — The Emergency Manager in charge of Detroit Public Schools, Robert Bobb, identified 45 public schools to be made into a system of charters.

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The district will close eight schools to refocus the city’s public school coffers, which have a $327 million deficit and faces enrollment declines of up to 10,000 students a year. Many of those students are flocking to charters run by independent operators.

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