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October 08, 2018

Billionaire Elon Musk Donates $480K to Help Flint Schools Deal With Water Crisis

The donation comes as Flint city and school leaders continue to grapple with the fallout from a contaminated-water crisis that began in 2015. The filtration systems, which will be installed by January, should allow students to once again district students and staff to drink from and fill up water bottles.

April 09, 2018

Flint Children to Be Screened for Disabilities After $4 Million Settlement

The agreement stems from a class-action civil rights lawsuit filed against the Flint schools, Michigan education department and the Genessee County Intermediate School District.

May 02, 2017

Detroit Signs Deal to Prevent State Shutdown of Poor-Performing Schools

The schools ranked in the bottom 5 percent academically statewide for at least the last three years. Under the agreement, the schools will remain open at least another three years.

April 19, 2017

New Detroit District Looks to Hire First Permanent Superintendent

Nikolai Vitti has led the Duval County school district in Jacksonville, Fla., since 2012. While Detroit is a smaller district, the new job would bring Vitti closer to his roots.

March 15, 2017

To Keep Struggling Schools Open, Detroit Will Sue the State of Michigan

The state's school reform office identified 38 schools statewide for potential closure because they have ranked in the bottom 5 percent academically for three straight years.

February 24, 2017

Michigan Delays Decision on Potential Closures or Restructuring of Schools

The schools, most of them in Detroit, face potential closure for appearing in the bottom 5 percent of all the state's schools over a three-year period.

October 07, 2016

Feds Award Flint Schools $480K Grant for Lead Crisis Support

The money is meant to be used to hire attendance specialists, counselors, and psychologists to help deal with problems that may occur because students were exposed to lead-contaminated tap water.

July 25, 2016

Michigan to Pay Detroit's Legal Fees in Teacher Sickout Lawsuit

Covering the cost of legal bills is just the latest helping hand the state has provided to the cash-strapped school system.

June 22, 2016

Michigan Governor Signs $617M Detroit Schools Bailout Package

The package of bills will help Detroit schools pay off $467 million in operating debt and provide $150 million in start-up funding for a new debt-free district.

June 09, 2016

Michigan Governor Backs Detroit Schools Bailout Plan

The set of bills would pay off the district's debt and return control of the Detroit schools to a locally elected school board in January. Despite the changes, Detroit's mayor and teacher union leaders oppose the plan.

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