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May 02, 2013

Detroit's Emergency Manager Will Step Down

Roy Roberts, the emergency manager of the 50,000-student public school system in Detroit, will step down from his position on May 16.

April 12, 2013

Detroit Strategic Plan Highlights Neighborhood-Centered Schools

Detroit school officials announced a new K-12 strategic plan yesterday.

April 02, 2013

Detroit Emergency Manager to Appoint New Superintendent

The emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools says he will appoint a superintendent.

December 21, 2012

Who's In Charge in Detroit's Schools?

A new state law and a court hearing today will both affect who makes academic decisions in Detroit's public schools.

December 06, 2012

New Michigan Emergency Manager Bill Has Implications for Districts

Michigan's legislature is considering a new Emergency Manager Bill that would have consequences for Detroit and other districts

July 06, 2012

Detroit Teachers' Union Considers Options After New Contract Imposed

Under state law, the Detroit emergency manager has the power to create a "successor collective bargaining agreement" without union negotiation.

December 14, 2011

Michigan Turnaround District Leader Starts Listening Tour

John Covington, who will oversee a district of low-performing schools in the state, says that the current education system is "outdated."

November 10, 2011

Leadership Team Named For Michigan Education Authority

The authority will take over management of some of the state's lowest-performing schools, but will not focus entirely on Detroit in its first year, as had been previously stated.

August 26, 2011

Kansas City Chief to Oversee Michigan's Worst-Performing Schools

John Covington, who served in the 17,400-student district for two years, will oversee a system of underperforming schools throughout the state.

July 29, 2011

Detroit Leader Uses New State Law to Slash Salaries

The city's teacher's union has vowed to fight the move, which emergency financial manager Roy Roberts says is necessary to close a budget deficit.

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