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East Detroit public schools fight state takeoever of four schools
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Jun 28, 5:43 AM: Backlash against a state takeover of four East Detroit district schools is growing, with a lawsuit moving forward in court and the school board and city of Eastpointe signing a joint resolution against it.
Public will be able to name Detroit’s new school district
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Jun 24, 5:28 AM: Detroiters will get a chance to name the city's new public school system and could see a schools millage on the ballot this fall.
Snyder signs $617M DPS bailout
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Jun 22, 5:15 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder on Tuesday signed into law a $617 million state aid package for Detroit Public Schools, saying it marks “a new day” for families in the city.
Why charter school founder Sam Joseph isn’t giving up on Saginaw
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Jun 20, 6:55 AM: Sam Joseph has devoted much of his adult life to helping those in need of a second chance. His latest goal: To bring a charter school program aimed at helping high school dropouts earn their diploma in Saginaw.
Saginaw parish scraps charter school plans after neighborhood outcry
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Jun 17, 6:42 AM: A Catholic church has decided not to lease its empty school building to a charter school hoping to offer a diploma completion program to youth in Saginaw.
Superintendents, Parents & State School Officials Raise Concerns Over Cyber School
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Jun 15, 7:08 AM: Both Hartland Superintendent Jan Sifferman and retiring LESA Superintendent Dan Danosky are raising concerns about the venture, most especially how it will impact per pupil funding and special education funding.
Neighborhood petitions parish to reject charter school’s lease offer
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Jun 15, 7:03 AM: A Saginaw neighborhood group is not letting up on its effort to prevent a charter school from taking up residence in a vacant Catholic school building.
DPS member challenges state school board over DPS plan
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Jun 15, 5:38 AM: A Detroit Public Schools Board member said Tuesday he plans to seek an injunction to stop a $617 million bailout and district overhaul Gov. Rick Snyder is planning to sign into law, arguing bankruptcy would be a better option for >
Growing school year for Mich. students sparks backlash
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Jun 14, 6:31 AM: School districts face a state mandate to provide at least 180 days of instruction in 2016-17, up from 175 days the past three years, 170 days in 2012-13 and 165 days before that. It’s up to them how to add the extra time.
What DPS rescue means for city’s education future
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Jun 13, 5:29 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder has committed to signing sweeping Detroit Public Schools legislation that Republicans hailed as a lifeline for the financially faltering school system and Democrats assailed as a sellout to charter school >
Saginaw neighborhood split on charter alternative high school proposal
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Jun 10, 7:20 AM: Plans to open a new charter school have caused a stir in one of the city's residential neighborhoods. State charter school records show Saginaw Covenant Academy, chartered through Grand Valley State University, hopes to open in the >
Rhodes backs DPS plan, but others in Detroit cry foul
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Jun 10, 5:44 AM: Detroit Public Schools’ emergency manager expressed support Thursday for the $617 million rescue package waiting to be signed by Gov. Rick Snyder, but other district stakeholders and community leaders criticized the GOP-approved >
Detroit parents disappointed and angered by DPS reform bills
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Jun 10, 5:35 AM: Wytrice Harris is disheartened. The mother of twins, sophomores at Detroit's Renaissance High, has been working to improve conditions in the district for two years. She hoped for much more from legislation designed to save and >
Oversight needed for charter, DPS school performance?
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Jun 9, 5:30 AM: As lawmakers have debated a $617-million rescue plan for Detroit Public Schools, one sticking point has fueled controversy: Whether the city needs a commission to provide academic oversight of DPS schools and charter schools.
DPS package wins GOP support, headed to Gov. Snyder
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Jun 9, 5:26 AM: After emotional and passionate debate, Republicans in the Senate gave final passage by a narrow margin to send $617 million to the Detroit Public Schools to try and fix the collapsing school district.
DPS rescue plan hits major snags in Senate
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Jun 8, 5:58 AM: A compromise plan to save Detroit Public Schools from potential bankruptcy hit major snags Tuesday in the state Senate, including opposition from a key legislator and a new long-term projection that the deal may cost the state an >
Angler: ‘Morally wrong’ to limit Detroit charter schools
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Jun 7, 6:57 AM: Former Gov. John Engler is backing Michigan lawmakers who are rejecting a proposed Detroit Education Commission that could regulate the growth of competing city charter schools he helped create two decades ago.
East Detroit Schools fights state takeover in court
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Jun 7, 5:58 AM: East Detroit Schools has seen financial and academic progress. So why is the state looking to take over the district’s schools? That is the question the district says it hopes is answered in court.
Local officials at odds over DPS plan
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Jun 7, 5:34 AM: Detroit Public Schools’ emergency manager is open to most of the provisions in a House-passed plan to rescue the financially troubled district and return some power to an elected school board, but other district stakeholders remain >
GOP House OKs DPS rescue package over Dem opposition
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Jun 3, 5:41 AM: The main bill in the package, approved by the narrowest of margins in a 55-53 vote because of uniform Democratic opposition, calls for school board elections in November but does not include a Senate-approved education commission, >

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