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August 24, 2015

Report: State-Run Districts Disenfranchise Blacks, Latinos

The Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools asserts that state takeovers and state-run achievement districts increase segregation and dismantle community schools.

August 11, 2015

Atlanta Schools Hire Architect of Contentious School Takeover Legislation

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's Opportunity School District legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charter campuses or shut them down altogether.

July 29, 2015

'Technical Issues' Delay Pay for Detroit School Employees

A district spokeswoman said the delay was not related to whether the district had enough money to cover payroll.

June 25, 2015

In Rural Michigan, More Funding, Staff, Boost Native American Performance

The small, rural school has used federal money to hire specialists and provide interventions to struggling students.

June 05, 2015

Detroit Schools Restructuring Gives Principals More Power

Emergency Manager Darnell Earley estimates the decentralization effort will save the financially-strapped district about $10 million per year.

April 30, 2015

Mich. Gov. Snyder Unveils Plan to Split Governance of Detroit Schools

The plan from Snyder would make the current district responsible only for paying off its debt, while new entities would be responsible for overseeing education.

March 31, 2015

Detroit Mayor: End State Oversight of City Schools

The Detroit school system, under state oversight since March 2009, has lost tens of thousands of students, closed dozens of schools and struggled with persistent budget deficits. "Emergency management has clearly failed" our schools, Mayor Mike Duggan said.

March 19, 2015

Mich. Picks Local Superintendent With Lobbying Background as Next State Chief

Brian Whiston, the head of Dearborn public schools, will replace Mike Flanagan, the longest-serving state superintendent in the nation.

March 05, 2015

Emergency Manager for Detroit Schools Rolls Out Restructuring Plan

As of last summer, the school system had outstanding debt and long-term obligations of more than $2.2 billion

February 19, 2015

Michigan's Charter Authorizers Earn Mostly Average Grades in New Report

The final grades administered by Education Trust-Midwest were based on the student academic achievement and growth in the schools authorizers oversee.

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