Carolyn Starkey Darden, who allegedly submitted fraudulent invoices for tutoring services, is the latest current or former Detroit schools administrator facing criminal charges.
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May 24, 2016
May 04, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.