Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he's ready to take control of Detroit's struggling schools.
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May 06, 2010
From guest blogger Stephen Sawchuk After a seven-year hiatus, the popular teacher-training group is returning to Motor City, but the city teachers' union is not happy about it. Why? Because about 2,000 pink slips have gone out there and the new recruits might be in competition with teachers for the...
May 03, 2010
Detroit to demolish 10 vacant school, ridding the city of eyesores.
March 24, 2010
Detroit's public school system is tearing down 10 vacant schools this spring and summer in an effort to help clean up neighborhoods and reduce crime.
March 16, 2010
A plan for Detroit's public schools seeks to dramatically accelerate the performance of students in what has been called the nation's worst school district.
February 23, 2010
The Detroit public school system announced this afternoon it plans to fully outsource its transportation operations in an effort to save money. The cash-strapped district currently outsources 51 percent of its transportation, and expects cost savings of $49 million from the change to full outsourc...
December 29, 2009
The mayor of New York's third-largest school district wants control of its schools.
December 21, 2009
The contract includes school-wide performance bonuses
December 14, 2009
The district's emergency financial manager, citing low NAEP scores, wants authority over what is taught in Detroit.