As of last summer, the school system had outstanding debt and long-term obligations of more than $2.2 billion
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March 05, 2015
February 11, 2015
A report released by the Schott Foundation for Public Education called for more action to address the disparity in graduation rates, academic achievement, and other factors such as out-of-school suspensions in the nation's public schools.
January 13, 2015
Darnell Earley will be the fourth emergency manager of the Detroit school system, which has been under state oversight since March 2009.
December 19, 2014
The suit claims the state of Michigan and Highland Park school district failed to provide an adequate education for students.
November 26, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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.