As of last summer, the school system had outstanding debt and long-term obligations of more than $2.2 billion
Recently in Detroit Category
March 05, 2015
February 11, 2015
A report released by the Schott Foundation for Public Education called for more action to address the disparity in graduation rates, academic achievement, and other factors such as out-of-school suspensions in the nation's public schools.
January 13, 2015
Darnell Earley will be the fourth emergency manager of the Detroit school system, which has been under state oversight since March 2009.
September 23, 2014
The school board wants to remove Emergency Manager Jack Martin from his position, arguing that state law allows the board to remove Martin after 18 months.
August 27, 2014
The district's emergency manager reversed course after the measure was criticized by both teachers and the state education superintendent. The pay cut was part of the most recent deficit-reduction plan the district submitted to the state.
February 20, 2014
State schools chief Mike Flanagan has notified the Education Achievement Authority that its exclusive agreement to deal with failing schools will end a year from now.
December 03, 2013
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Detroit eligible for bankruptcy, but teachers' pensions will not be impacted by the move.
November 19, 2013
Although the district will slowly regain full responsibility of its financial and administrative functions, the Michigan Department of Education will continue to monitor the district for improvements.
August 21, 2013
The city's new strategic plan focuses on customer service, community schools, expanding pre-K and arts offerings in order to compete with charters.
July 24, 2013
Two bankrupt school districts in Michigan will be dissolved in accordance with a new state law, and students will be sent to other districts.