With the district expected to run out of money by the end of June, the clock is ticking on the deadline for a new deal. The Republican-controlled Senate could vote on the package as early as next week.
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June 03, 2016
May 24, 2016
Carolyn Starkey Darden, who allegedly submitted fraudulent invoices for tutoring services, is the latest current or former Detroit schools administrator facing criminal charges.
May 04, 2016
Coordinated teacher sickouts had closed 94 of the district's 97 schools Monday and Tuesday, leaving tens of thousands of students out of class.
May 03, 2016
The union protests comes at a time when state lawmakers are weighing a $715 million aid package to save the district from financial collapse.
May 02, 2016
The protest comes in response to an announcement that the district will run out of money at the end of June and may not be able to pay teachers for work they've already done.
April 27, 2016
Months after the water crisis emerged, the 5,500-student district is still supplying students and staff members with bottled water in an effort to reduce their exposure.
April 07, 2016
The suit seeks class-action status on behalf of roughly 58,000 students who have attended classes in the district since 2011.
March 29, 2016
Among the principals charged is the head of a Detroit school that's slated to receive more than $500,000 worth of donations and renovations secured by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.
March 09, 2016
State lawmakers are considering legislation to rescue the Detroit schools, which is saddled with more than $500 million in debt and dozens of dilapidated school buildings
March 07, 2016
Alycia Meriweather will oversee all academics in Detroit, historically one of the nation's lowest performing. A former middle school science teacher, Meriweather began her career in the district 20 years ago.