The Detroit News reports that while most school districts in metro Detroit are reeling from enrollment losses, Westwood Community School District posted a 32 percent spike over last year. The tiny district that touches part of Inkster and Dearborn Heights credits its phenomenal gain to an unlikely population: teens who dropped out or were kicked out of traditional high schools, as well as an innovative program. Called the Cyber School, it's one of the few programs in the state from which students can graduate without ever setting foot in a classroom.  State leaders are embracing this unconventional method as a...

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    Laura Ascione

    Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura