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November 26, 2014

Detroit Needs Universal Enrollment for District and Charter Schools, Report Says

A Detroit nonprofit group is calling for the creation of a single application process for the city's increasingly complex system of charter and regular public schools.

September 23, 2014

Detroit School Board Going to Court to Oust Emergency Manager

The school board wants to remove Emergency Manager Jack Martin from his position, arguing that state law allows the board to remove Martin after 18 months.

August 27, 2014

Ten Percent Pay Cut Off the Table for Detroit Teachers

The district's emergency manager reversed course after the measure was criticized by both teachers and the state education superintendent. The pay cut was part of the most recent deficit-reduction plan the district submitted to the state.

June 11, 2014

Detroit Misses Head Start Application Deadline, Will Continue Pre-K Expansion

The district will expand slots using other funding sources, but community members are angry at the loss of Head Start funds for 2014-15.

February 25, 2014

We 'Choose' for Poor Children Every Day

Meier: You and I-or some other somebodies-are deciding the future of "other people's children" unless we provide ways for "them" to have a voice, a vote, and the resources to decide their own future.

February 20, 2014

Michigan Superintendent To Expand Options for Taking Over Failing Schools

State schools chief Mike Flanagan has notified the Education Achievement Authority that its exclusive agreement to deal with failing schools will end a year from now.

February 20, 2014

Running the Wrong Race

Pondiscio: I resist the facile temptation to conflate testing with all that is wrong with American education. Testing did not destroy schooling. It revealed the rot and complacency within too many schools.

February 18, 2014

Thoughts From Detroit About Schools

Meier: Our schools are a symptom of something that affects all our institutions. It neither starts at school nor can end there.

January 27, 2014

In Michigan Gov.'s Call for Immigrants to Revive Detroit, Could Schools Manage?

Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, wants to bring 50,000 skilled immigrants to Detroit to kick start its battered economy.

December 10, 2013

New Report: Majority of New Orleans, Detroit Students in Charters

Almost 80 percent of students in New Orleans now attend charters, according to the latest tally from the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools.

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