The current Detroit school board and manager will remain, but will have one responsibility: paying off the district's $483 million debt.
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April 30, 2015
March 27, 2015
The $2.89 billion lump sum budget proposed for the 2016 fiscal year still relies heavily on state and city funds that are still pending.
March 26, 2015
If approved, Holyoke would become the second district in Massachusetts to be run by the state. The education commissioner, who recommended the takeover, said he felt a real sense of "urgency" to act now.
March 25, 2015
David Meckley, who was appointed receiver on Dec. 26, resigned this month. Meckley wanted to turn all of the schools into charters, a move opposed by new Gov. Tom Wolf.
March 06, 2015
Gov. Nathan Deal proposed a constitutional amendment to create an "Opportunity School District," which will give the state power to take over chronically low-performing schools.
March 05, 2015
As of last summer, the school system had outstanding debt and long-term obligations of more than $2.2 billion
March 02, 2015
The move comes nearly two weeks after the commission approved five of 39 applications for new charter schools. The governor wanted all the applications denied.
February 27, 2015
A probe revealed that hundreds of students received credit for courses they hadn't taken or repeatedly took the same course despite passing each time.
February 23, 2015
The three board members, along with a resident, request that the court grant a restraining order and preliminary injunction against the state to reverse the takeover.
February 20, 2015
A new report from the Collaborative for Justice and Equity in Education recommends an elected school board for the city that would prioritize "equitable educational opportunities and outcomes" in its decisionmaking.