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October 08, 2018

Billionaire Elon Musk Donates $480K to Help Flint Schools Deal With Water Crisis

The donation comes as Flint city and school leaders continue to grapple with the fallout from a contaminated-water crisis that began in 2015. The filtration systems, which will be installed by January, should allow students to once again district students and staff to drink from and fill up water bottles.

April 09, 2018

Flint Children to Be Screened for Disabilities After $4 Million Settlement

The agreement stems from a class-action civil rights lawsuit filed against the Flint schools, Michigan education department and the Genessee County Intermediate School District.

March 14, 2018

Amid Water Crisis, Flint Schools Superintendent Forced Off Job

In January, Bilal Tawwab told the school board that he planned to step down once his contract expired at the end of the 2018-19 school year.

August 04, 2017

'There's No Greater Ally to a Pediatrician Than an Educator'

Flint, Mich., schools Superintendent Bilal Tawwab has taken the lead on several measures to ensure the crisis wouldn't stand in the way of education for the 5,000-plus students under his care

December 20, 2016

Former Detroit Schools Manager Charged in Flint Water Crisis Case

The criminal charges stem from the decision to provide water to residents that was not properly treated, leading to lead contamination.

October 18, 2016

Lawsuit: Amid Water Crisis, Flint Schools Fail to Meet Needs of Special Ed. Students

In the midst of a lead crisis that threatens the health and well-being of children in Flint, Mich., state and local education officials are falling short of identifying and serving children in need of special education services, a federal lawsuit alleges.

October 07, 2016

Feds Award Flint Schools $480K Grant for Lead Crisis Support

The money is meant to be used to hire attendance specialists, counselors, and psychologists to help deal with problems that may occur because students were exposed to lead-contaminated tap water.

April 27, 2016

President Obama to Visit Flint to Learn More About Water Contamination Crisis

Months after the water crisis emerged, the 5,500-student district is still supplying students and staff members with bottled water in an effort to reduce their exposure.

March 03, 2016

Feds Spend $3.6 Million to Help Children Affected by Flint Water Crisis

The money will open more Head Start classrooms,provide transportation for families who need to visit doctors, and add more parent education activities and staff training relevant to lead poisoning.​

February 10, 2016

Flint Superintendent Asks Congress for Aid, Understanding

Superintendent Bilal Tawwab shares stories about "the constant stress over unsafe water that disrupts the life of a community that already faces a multitude of challenges."

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