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March 04, 2016

Departed Detroit Schools Leader Negotiated $83K Payout Before Resigning

Darnell Earley faced mounting criticism in the role, with teachers staging coordinated sick-outs in December and January to protest the district's decaying buildings, large class sizes, and declining pay and benefits.

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 22, 2016

Detroit Schools, City Government Set Timeline to Repair Ragged Buildings

City inspectors began inspecting all city schools after protests by teachers and parents about problems including rodents, water leaks, mold, broken glass, and busted heating systems.

February 08, 2016

Repair Bill for Decaying Detroit Schools Could Top $50 Million

The financially strapped school district has begun using money budgeted for other departments to fix the most urgent building problems.

January 26, 2016

Flint Students to Get Bottled Water From Walmart, PepsiCo, Coca-Cola, and Nestle

The four companies announced that they will donate up to 6.5 million bottles of water to Flint schools for the rest of the calendar year as the city continues to deal with the fallout of lead-contaminated tap water.

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