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November 13, 2018
Out with Ben Carson, in with Aretha Franklin? Detroit kicks off a school renaming process
Detroiters with ties to four city schools will soon have their say over the buildings’ names. The city school board on Tuesday…
August 24, 2018
A cutting edge teacher training program is coming to Detroit’s main district and Marygrove College
A new school run by the Detroit Public Schools Community District will be the laboratory for a cutting edge approach…
July 31, 2018
Raising taxes, partnering with developers and four other ways Detroit main school district could address its facilities crisis
When the time comes to repair school buildings, most districts in Michigan put a tax increase the ballot, effectively asking voters to back…
June 22, 2018
Crumbling Detroit school buildings will cost $500 million to repair. It’s money the district doesn’t have
The review found that nearly a third of school buildings are in an “unsatisfactory” or “poor” condition.
May 31, 2018
‘Sweatbox’ conditions close aging Detroit schools a third day as board member seeks help
Poor building conditions consistently hamper educating and providing safe environments for district's students, board member Sonya Mays said
May 31, 2018
Detroit schools chief Nikolai Vitti says ‘racist’ policies led to crisis in Detroit schools
The leader of Michigan’s largest school district says racism is a key reason why Detroit schools are in crisis.
Set up to fail
March 8, 2018
The Detroit school district has been using a curriculum that’s ‘an injustice to the children of Detroit’ — but it’s not alone.
Experts say that Detroit is among hundreds — possibly thousands — of districts across the country that are using textbooks and educational materials that are not aligned to state standards.
Going to court
Updated February 8, 2017
Detroit school board readies for legal fight to stop school closings
The Detroit school board is holding an emergency meeting tonight to consider legal action to stop school closures.
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.
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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