The lawsuit is the latest volley in a frenzied legal battle between teachers and the leadership of the troubled state-run school district.
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January 22, 2016
Michigan's Republican state legislators want to make it easier for teacher sickouts to be characterized as strikes. It is illegal for Michigan teachers to strike.
January 20, 2016
The district wants to court to bar teachers from staging sick-outs. Teacher sick-outs have caused several dozens schools to close in recent months.
January 11, 2016
The coordinated "sickouts," where teachers call out sick en masse, began in November as teachers continue to voice their displeasure with pay, benefits, and class sizes.
December 14, 2015
The last teachers' union strike in 2012 shut down Chicago's schools for seven days.
December 10, 2015
A similar sickout prompted three Detroit schools to close Dec. 1. The sickouts are just the latest action in a district where teachers are increasingly distressed.
August 19, 2015
Education Week's special series on New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina examines how drastically public schools have changed in the city.
August 18, 2015
A new poll from Education Next also revealed slipping public support for the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and teacher tenure, but backers of those policies continue to outnumber opponents.
July 13, 2015
The nation's fifth-largest school district, which started the year searching for about 2,600 teachers, is turning to retirees to fill critical positions in elementary schools.
July 01, 2015
The cash-strapped district had sought an extension from the state to make the payments, arguing that it could not do so in full without impacting the classrooms.