Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's Opportunity School District legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charter campuses or shut them down altogether.
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August 11, 2015
July 29, 2015
A district spokeswoman said the delay was not related to whether the district had enough money to cover payroll.
June 05, 2015
Emergency Manager Darnell Earley estimates the decentralization effort will save the financially-strapped district about $10 million per year.
April 30, 2015
The current Detroit school board and manager will remain, but will have one responsibility: paying off the district's $483 million debt.
March 31, 2015
The Detroit school system, under state oversight since March 2009, has lost tens of thousands of students, closed dozens of schools and struggled with persistent budget deficits. "Emergency management has clearly failed" our schools, Mayor Mike Duggan said.
March 09, 2015
More than $300 million has been donated by foundations and corporations to boost the My Brother's Keeper-aligned initiatives, along with pledges of support from nearly 200 mayors, tribal leaders, and county executives.
March 05, 2015
As of last summer, the school system had outstanding debt and long-term obligations of more than $2.2 billion
February 11, 2015
A report released by the Schott Foundation for Public Education called for more action to address the disparity in graduation rates, academic achievement, and other factors such as out-of-school suspensions in the nation's public schools.
January 13, 2015
Darnell Earley will be the fourth emergency manager of the Detroit school system, which has been under state oversight since March 2009.
September 23, 2014
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.