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March 29, 2016

Feds Charge 13 Detroit Schools Leaders in Bribery, Kickback Scheme

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

Investment in Nation's School Buildings Falls Woefully Short, Report Finds

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

Financially Strapped Detroit Schools Can't Pay Employees After April 8

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

Detroit Administrator Appointed as Interim Schools Superintendent

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

Departed Detroit Schools Leader Negotiated $83K Payout Before Resigning

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.

February 26, 2016

Judge Dismisses Detroit School District's Lawsuit Against Teachers' Union

The Detroit schools filed the lawsuit in January against teachers, grassroots groups, and the union, seeking an injunction to stop the sickouts that have closed dozens of schools over the past two months.

February 22, 2016

Detroit Schools, City Government Set Timeline to Repair Ragged Buildings

City inspectors began inspecting all city schools after protests by teachers and parents about problems including rodents, water leaks, mold, broken glass, and busted heating systems.

February 11, 2016

Crumbling, Mold-Infested Detroit School Gets Celebrity Attention, $500K Donation

Teachers have cited the conditions at Spain Elementary-Middle and other Detroit schools as the motivating force behind several sickouts earlier this school year.

February 08, 2016

Repair Bill for Decaying Detroit Schools Could Top $50 Million

The financially strapped school district has begun using money budgeted for other departments to fix the most urgent building problems.

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.

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