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Tennis Star Andre Agassi Officially Opens New Charter School In Detroit

The school was made possible with the help from Canyon-Agassi Charter school Facilities Fund. / Jessica J.Trevino/Detroit Free Press Detroit Free Press Education Writer Filed Under More ADVERTISEMENT When tennis star Andre Agassi drove up to Southwest Detroit Lighthouse Charter Academy this morning, he felt like hed done a good thing. Agassi attended the formal ribbon cutting for the new public school that he helped build on the grounds of Newberry Elementary, a school that closed in 2005. The school opened Sept. 3, has about 300 students in kindergarten through fifth-grades and uses an arts-infused curriculum. The children recited the school pledge and school cheer for Agassi and their parents at the ceremony in the schools multipurpose room and then listened quietly as Agassi talked about his hopes for excellence at the school.
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