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Detroit Schools tentatively passes enrollment goal

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Roy Roberts, Detroit Public School's emergency financial manager Roy Roberts, Detroit Public School's emergency financial manager

DETROIT (AP) - The Detroit Public Schools tentatively has surpassed anticipated fall enrollment.

As of Tuesday, 51,674 students had attended classes in the district's 100 schools. The district's fiscal year budget is based on fall term enrollment of 49,852 students.

The district says attendance was 90% Tuesday as 46,668 students made it to class.

Detroit Schools has been pushing to increase enrollment and attendance in all of its schools.

A new automated calling system which notifies families of a student's absence in even one class each day has logged more than 177,000 calls and 41 attendance agents are addressing truancy.

About 66,000 students attended Detroit schools last fall. That number was down from 104,000 in 2007 and 168,000 in 2000.

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