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March 27, 2017
Does closing a Bronx Renewal school violate state law? Public advocate thinks so, but legal argument is murky
A 2009 lawsuit argued that closing certain zoned schools requires approval from local education councils.
Up and down
March 13, 2017
How changes to Michigan’s school ranking system hurt Cass Tech — and helped the DeVos family charter school
Testing experts say the dramatic swings say more about a rating system that’s been in turmoil in recent years than it does about individual schools.
Week In Review
February 24, 2017
Week in review: Michigan school closing decisions delayed — but still looming
Detroiters have to wait a little longer to find out which of 25 targeted city schools will be closed by the state in June. but when those decisions are made, they'll be based on academics — not whether schools are in new buildings or what impact vacant schools will have on neighborhoods.
Trouble with transcripts
February 21, 2017
Mayor: Detroit high school grads lost jobs because city schools couldn’t produce their transcripts
Hospital leaders said they were having difficulty filling entry-level positions despite Detroit’s high unemployment rate because Detroiters who applied couldn’t produce their high school transcripts.
Week In Review
February 17, 2017
9 things you should know about Detroit education this week
As dozens of Detroit schools are threatened with closure in June, politics poisoned a $700,000 tool that could…
January 31, 2017
Where will Detroit kids go if their schools close? These maps show the choices are few
As leaders of Detroit’s traditional schools make a case to save at least some of the 25 city schools that have been…
September 28, 2016
Here’s which Detroit schools could be closed, as confusion about their future deepens
What happens next in the whiplash-inducing school closure fight remains unclear and seems likely to end up in the courts. Here’s what we know — and what we still don’t.
August 16, 2016
Here’s why Michigan is unlikely to close all of its lowest-performing schools this year
Michigan education officials now say they’re not likely to close as many schools as they could this year.
August 15, 2016
Scores of Michigan schools to be shuttered based on test scores they were told wouldn’t count
The state School Reform Office is moving ahead with an aggressive plan to close every school in the state that posted rock-bottom test scores for the last three years — even though Michigan’s education department promised schools that last year’s test scores wouldn’t be held against them.
April 8, 2016
Six hours, eight buses: The extreme sacrifice Detroit parents make to access better schools
A mismatch between where students live and where schools in Detroit are located means some kids travel for their education and others stay behind in schools with weaker community ties.
March 28, 2016
Shelby County board expected to close one Memphis school, revoke charter on another
The board will vote Tuesday on recommendations related to Memphis Health Careers Academy and the New Consortium for Law and Business.
April 29, 2015
Rise & Shine: It's testing week, and we've got answers
April 16, 2015
Denver’s first and only all-boys public school to close
Sims-Fayola International Academy, Denver's first and only all-boys public charter school, will close at the end of the year due to financial, academic, and managerial issues.
March 31, 2015
Shelby County closes three Memphis schools, moves students from three others
The Board of Education for Shelby County Schools votes to close three low-performing schools and transfer students out of three others, impacting more than 2,000 students.
March 24, 2015
Hopson presents adjustments on student moves, stands by two school closings
Shelby County Schools Superintendent Dorsey Hopson announces tweaks to his proposal to close two schools and move hundreds of students from four others at the close of this school year.
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