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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 11, 2015

Graduation Rates Rise; Gap Between Black and White Males Grows, Report Says

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

Michigan Governor Appoints New Emergency Manager for Detroit Schools

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

ACLU's 'Right to Read' Lawsuit Heads to Michigan Supreme Court

The suit claims the state of Michigan and Highland Park school district failed to provide an adequate education for students.

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.

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