Roy Roberts, the emergency manager of the 50,000-student public school system in Detroit, will step down from his position on May 16.
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April 02, 2013
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December 21, 2012
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December 06, 2012
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July 06, 2012
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December 14, 2011
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who will oversee a district of low-performing schools in the state, says that the current education system is "outdated."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
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
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
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.