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August 19, 2016

Judge Rules Against Detroit Schools in Teacher Sickout Case

The Detroit schools' lawyers said the protests were really teacher strikes, which are technically illegal under state law, and sought an injunction to immediately halt them.

July 25, 2016

Michigan to Pay Detroit's Legal Fees in Teacher Sickout Lawsuit

Covering the cost of legal bills is just the latest helping hand the state has provided to the cash-strapped school system.

June 22, 2016

Michigan Governor Signs $617M Detroit Schools Bailout Package

The package of bills will help Detroit schools pay off $467 million in operating debt and provide $150 million in start-up funding for a new debt-free district.

June 09, 2016

Michigan Governor Backs Detroit Schools Bailout Plan

The set of bills would pay off the district's debt and return control of the Detroit schools to a locally elected school board in January. Despite the changes, Detroit's mayor and teacher union leaders oppose the plan.

June 03, 2016

Detroit Schools Bailout Deal Faces Resistance From Mayor, Teachers

With the district expected to run out of money by the end of June, the clock is ticking on the deadline for a new deal. The Republican-controlled Senate could vote on the package as early as next week.

May 24, 2016

Feds Uncover $1.2 Million Tutoring Scam in Detroit Schools

Carolyn Starkey Darden, who allegedly submitted fraudulent invoices for tutoring services, is the latest current or former Detroit schools administrator facing criminal charges.

May 04, 2016

Detroit Teachers Return to Class After Two-Day Protest

Coordinated teacher sickouts had closed 94 of the district's 97 schools Monday and Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands of students out of class.

May 03, 2016

Teacher Sickouts Close Most Detroit Schools for Second Straight Day

The union protests comes at a time when state lawmakers are weighing a $715 million aid package to save the district from financial collapse.

May 02, 2016

Teacher Protests Shut Down More Than 90 Schools in Detroit

The protest comes in response to an announcement that the district will run out of money at the end of June and may not be able to pay teachers for work they've already done.

April 07, 2016

Detroit School Board Lawsuit Targets Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder

The suit seeks class-action status on behalf of roughly 58,000 students who have attended classes in the district since 2011.

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