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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.

August 21, 2013

Detroit District Tries 'Growing Business,' With Help From Target

The city's new strategic plan focuses on customer service, community schools, expanding pre-K and arts offerings in order to compete with charters.

July 24, 2013

Buena Vista, Inkster Districts Will Be Dissolved

Two bankrupt school districts in Michigan will be dissolved in accordance with a new state law, and students will be sent to other districts.

July 18, 2013

School Impact of Detroit Bankruptcy Uncertain

This is the largest municipal bankruptcy in the nation's history and comes after decades of decline in a city that was once a thriving industrial center.

July 15, 2013

Detroit: New Emergency Manager Replaces Roy Roberts

Jack Martin will become the third emergency manager of Detroit's 40,000-student school system, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced Monday.

July 01, 2013

District News Round-up

News from Washington, Atlanta, Detroit, Philadelphia, and Indianapolis

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