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January 20, 2017
These 38 Michigan schools could be shut down for poor performance in June
After years of rock-bottom test scores and disappointing results, the schools were informed that they’re in serious danger of having to shut their doors forever in June.
January 19, 2017
Dozens of Michigan schools could get some tough news Friday
Dozens of struggling Michigan schools could get some dreaded news Friday morning when the state releases its annual top-to-bottom school rankings. The annual list comes…
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January 12, 2017
Detroit children blast governor over ‘blaming students’ for failing schools
Lawyers for the children responded Thursday that Snyder and other state officials named in the suit were seeking to “evade responsibility by any means possible.”
January 11, 2017
New board takes on ‘awesome responsibility’ of running a district plagued by serious challenges
"And with that you are imbued with the awesome responsibility of the children of the city of Detroit,” the judge told them after administering the oath.
New Year New board
December 30, 2016
Detroit’s first empowered school board in years is gearing up for opening day — and a long to-do list
The new board faces a daunting to-do list including the possibility of legal action to stop school closures and crucial decisions about who should lead the district.
December 15, 2016
After state delays timeline, anxious Michigan schools must wait until next year to learn their fate
The delay keeps the schools in the dark longer about whether they could face sanctions, including closure.
December 14, 2016
Colorful maps and wooden blocks have lured some skeptical parents — but can free public Montessori survive in Detroit?
When her son Carlton was born, Yolanda King started saving money for private school. As a special education teacher in the Detroit Public Schools, King…
November 30, 2016
Detroit just created its first intentionally diverse charter school. Here’s why it might not stay that way
The path to sustaining a diverse charter school in Detroit is cratered with legal and political complications, restrictive state laws, unpredictable parents and the painful history of inequality in one of the nation’s most segregated cities.
November 7, 2016
We sorted through Detroit’s 63 school board candidates so you don’t have to
Detroit’s school board race is crucial: Voters are choosing the first empowered board in decades, as the district struggles to leave behind the academic and…
Money to run
November 3, 2016
Detroit school board candidates rake in thousands from friends, unions — and their own pockets
Most candidates are going into election day without much of a chance to influence voters in a city-wide race that will define the future for a new district.
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