Seven new Detroit school board members were sworn in this week—the first time since 2009 that an elected school board will oversee the district. A review commission will continue to oversee the district's finances.
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December 20, 2016
The criminal charges stem from the decision to provide water to residents that was not properly treated, leading to lead contamination.
September 14, 2016
In addition to prison time, the three former principals who were sentenced on Wednesday have been ordered to pay thousands in restitution to the financially strapped school district.
September 13, 2016
The lawsuit, which seeks class action status, accuses Michigan officials of denying Detroit's schoolchildren basic access to literacy.
August 29, 2016
With the Council of the Great City Schools now in its 60th year, urban school leaders say the depth of its staff's expertise, the organization's effectiveness in advocating on their behalf, and the sense of camaraderie they feel being part of the group are unmatched elsewhere.
August 19, 2016
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
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
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
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
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.