The Michigan-appointed emergency manager of Highland Park Schools has converted the troubled suburban Detroit district into a charter-operated one, and hired a private firm to run the schools starting in the fall.

Emergency manager Joyce Parker said last week she tapped the Leona Group LLC, which runs 60 charter schools across five states, to take over the district. Nearly half of the district's students come from Detroit.

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