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March 31, 2015

Detroit Mayor: End State Oversight of City Schools

The Detroit school system, under state oversight since March 2009, has lost tens of thousands of students, closed dozens of schools and struggled with persistent budget deficits. "Emergency management has clearly failed" our schools, Mayor Mike Duggan said.

March 09, 2015

'My Brother's Keeper' First-Year Report Highlights Focus on Minority Males

More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.

March 05, 2015

Emergency Manager for Detroit Schools Rolls Out Restructuring Plan

As of last summer, the school system had outstanding debt and long-term obligations of more than $2.2 billion

February 11, 2015

Graduation Rates Rise; Gap Between Black and White Males Grows, Report Says

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

Michigan Governor Appoints New Emergency Manager for Detroit Schools

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

Detroit School Board Going to Court to Oust Emergency Manager

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

Ten Percent Pay Cut Off the Table for Detroit Teachers

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

Michigan Superintendent To Expand Options for Taking Over Failing Schools

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

Detroit Is Eligible for Bankruptcy; Teachers' Pensions Remain Intact

U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes ruled Detroit eligible for bankruptcy, but teachers' pensions will not be impacted by the move.

November 19, 2013

Detroit Schools Regain Some Financial, Administrative Control

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.

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