Highland Park Schools in Highland Park, Mich., could be converting to a combination public-charter district next school year under a plan announced Monday by Emergency Manager Joyce Parker, the Huffington Post reports. Parker, who is also the state-appointed emergency manager of the city of Ecorse, developed a draft financial and operating plan for the district over the last month with its previous emergency manager, Jack Martin, who himself was recently appointed Detroit's chief financial officer under the city's consent agreement with the state. The Highland Park School District has struggled with bad finances and falling enrollment for several...

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