DETROIT — Detroit Public Schools announced it is working on options to keep the Detroit Children’s Museum open, according to The Detroit News. DPS first learned the museum was in trouble when the Detroit Science Center announced it lacked the funds to run the facility.
According to The News, DPS owns the Children’s Museum but control of the day-to-day operations was transferred to the Science Center in 2010. While the Science Center closed in September due to financial issues, it was able to keep the Children’s Museum open through December with federal funds.
The Detroit News, "Surprised DPS says it's working to keep Children's Museum open," Jan. 6, 2012
Michigan Education Digest, “Detroit Public Schools shows first surplus in four years,” Dec. 6, 2011