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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.

March 29, 2016

Feds Charge 13 Detroit Schools Leaders in Bribery, Kickback Scheme

Among the principals charged is the head of a Detroit school that's slated to receive more than $500,000 worth of donations and renovations secured by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

March 23, 2016

Investment in Nation's School Buildings Falls Woefully Short, Report Finds

A new report on the state of the nation's school infrastructure calls for significant new investment in K-12 public school facilities.

March 09, 2016

Financially Strapped Detroit Schools Can't Pay Employees After April 8

State lawmakers are considering legislation to rescue the Detroit schools, which is saddled with more than $500 million in debt and dozens of dilapidated school buildings

March 07, 2016

Detroit Administrator Appointed as Interim Schools Superintendent

Alycia Meriweather will oversee all academics in Detroit, historically one of the nation's lowest performing. A former middle school science teacher, Meriweather began her career in the district 20 years ago.

March 04, 2016

Departed Detroit Schools Leader Negotiated $83K Payout Before Resigning

Darnell Earley faced mounting criticism in the role, with teachers staging coordinated sick-outs in December and January to protest the district's decaying buildings, large class sizes, and declining pay and benefits.

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