John Covington, who will oversee a district of low-performing schools in the state, says that the current education system is "outdated."
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December 14, 2011
December 09, 2011
John White, who has lead the Recovery School District since the spring, could be moving into the position vacated earlier this year by Paul Pastorek.
December 05, 2011
Stakeholders in the district are still divided on a governance plan for the district, slated to lose its accreditation Jan. 1.
November 21, 2011
The district, once recognized as one of the best urban school systems in the country, is struggling with low test scores and graduation rates.
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.
October 31, 2011
Sometimes forging a collaborative relationship requires both sides to take a leap of faith, union and district officials say.
October 10, 2011
Mesquite Independent School District was recognized for rising test scores.
October 03, 2011
The governor cut the salaries of the state's 44 regional superintendents, who provide support services to school districts throughout the state, calling them an unnecessary layer of bureaucracy.
September 20, 2011
The state vote gives the school system two years to turn around, or face a state takeover.
September 08, 2011
The anonymous donors who pledged to support the deal withdrew in the face of suspicion over the deal.