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Michigan Technical Academy
August 22, 2017
Closed charter school using private funds to issue unpaid teachers their summer paychecks
Michigan Technical Academy teachers will be paid overdue summer paychecks with interest by Wednesday.
Letter to teachers
July 31, 2017
After telling teachers they won’t get summer paychecks, Detroit charter school management company explains how it hopes to get teachers paid
Matchbook Learning had alerted teachers at the Michigan Technical Academy Wednesday that money that was supposed to pay teachers would go to pay off the school’s debts.
July 26, 2017
Detroit charter school teachers get tough news: Their school was in debt so they won’t get paid
The school’s management company, Matchbook Learning, alerted teachers in an email Wednesday that the money would instead go to pay off the school’s debts.
July 13, 2017
The Detroit school district fought to keep 24 struggling schools open. At the same time, it was closing an east side charter school
The Ross-Hill Academy charter school quietly closed forever last month after serving Detroit children on the east side for 19 years.
June 13, 2017
As charter schools close, Detroit’s main school district pounces: ‘This is what competition looks like.’
If that seems cut-throat for a district that narrowly averted the forced closure of 24 of its schools earlier this year and has endured scores of painful school closings, new district superintendent Nikolai Vitti is making no apologies.
March 3, 2017
Michigan school closures are off for now — as long as districts agree to partner with the state to improve
The 38 Michigan schools that were threatened with closure in January could now have a way to stay open.
Fear and fury
January 20, 2017
Educators blast ‘uninformed decisions’ behind state plan to shutter schools
The news that state officials are moving to shutter as many as 38 Michigan schools triggered fear and fury from parents and educators.
To close or not to close?
October 24, 2016
As the threat of closure looms, this Detroit charter school says it’s worth a second look
On paper, the Michigan Technical Academy looks exactly like the kind of school state officials are planning to shut down.
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