It’s no secret that Big Sean is proud of his home city- Detroit. His most recent efforts surround attendance in D public schools. ‘Get Schooled’ and Detroit Public Schools organized a competition to see which school could raise their attendance rates the most. Bates Academy won the challenge and this past Thursday, Big Sean served as the principal from 9-11am. Also joining Sean were Sway and several local Djs. About the challenge Sean said:
SHOWING UP TO SCHOOL, ALL DAY, EVERY DAY, IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS STUDENTS CAN DO TO REACH THEIR EDUCATIONAL GOALS AND TO GO ON TO SUCCESS LATER IN LIFE. I AM SO PROUD OF MY HOMETOWN OF DETROIT FOR TACKLING ATTENDANCE ISSUES HEAD ON AND I AM SO EXCITED TO CELEBRATE THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE STUDENTS WHO WORKED SO HARD THROUGHOUT THE ATTENDANCE CHALLENGE.
As a former DPS student, I could not be more proud of the district for taking the issue of attendance seriously, and of Bates Academy for its awesome achievement. I’m excited to have the chance to celebrate the students’ commitment to showing up for school, all day, every day.
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