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February 02, 2016

Amid Controversy, Detroit Schools Emergency Manager to Resign

Public assessment of Darnell Earley's job performance has tanked, with groups ranging from the city's teachers union to state lawmakers calling for his ouster.

January 28, 2016

AFT, Local Teachers File Lawsuit Against Detroit Schools

The lawsuit is the latest volley in a frenzied legal battle between teachers and the leadership of the troubled state-run school district.

January 26, 2016

Detroit Judge Declines to Force Protesting Teachers Back to Classrooms

Many Detroit teachers say they have no other way to force action as the district spirals into financial insolvency.

January 22, 2016

Michigan Lawmakers Target Detroit Teachers' Sickouts

Michigan's Republican state legislators want to make it easier for teacher sickouts to be characterized as strikes. It is illegal for Michigan teachers to strike.

January 20, 2016

Detroit District Seeks Restraining Order, Injunction Against Teachers

The district wants to court to bar teachers from staging sick-outs. Teacher sick-outs have caused several dozens schools to close in recent months.

January 14, 2016

Detroit Mayor Spots Dead Mouse in School, Calls For Citywide Inspections

Coordinated "sickouts," where teachers call out sick en masse, shed light on code violations, dead vermin, and problems with heating and cooling systems.

January 11, 2016

Teacher Protests Close Dozens of Detroit Schools

The coordinated "sickouts," where teachers call out sick en masse, began in November as teachers continue to voice their displeasure with pay, benefits, and class sizes.

December 16, 2015

Michigan Could Disband State-Run District for Low-Performing Schools

Gov. Rick Snyder has hinted for months that the Education Achievement Authority's status has been under review while lawmakers his latest plan to overhaul public education in Detroit.

October 15, 2015

Ex-Chicago Schools CEO's Work in Detroit Faces Scrutiny

Barbara-Byrd Bennett pleaded guilty to defrauding the Chicago schools. Now, a contract she awarded during her time in the Detroit schools is getting another look.

August 24, 2015

State Takeover of Schools Harms Black, Latino Communities, Report Contends

The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools report comes as public debate rages over the Louisiana Recovery School District's takeover of most of New Orleans' schools after Hurricane Katrina.

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