- Detroit Teachers Essentially Close Schools in Latest ‘Sickout’
- > May 3, 6:04 AM: The Detroit teachers union effectively closed public schools Monday with its latest widespread “sickout,” a rare year-end disruption following the revelation this weekend that the financially troubled district could be unable to pay
- DPS legislation up for debate in House Tuesday
- May 3, 5:56 AM: In the midst of another teacher sick-out, which closed almost all of Detroit Public Schools on Monday, the House of Representatives will begin taking up bills Tuesday aimed at bailing out the financially struggling district.
- Detroit teachers union calls for district-wide sick-out Monday
- May 2, 5:09 AM: The union representing Detroit Public Schools' more than 2,600 teachers called for a district-wide sick-out on Monday, which could potentially shut down all the schools serving more than 46,000 students.
- Halt expansion of virtual schools because of poor academic results, report says
- > Apr 26, 5:40 AM: Michigan's virtual schools largely lag behind traditional brick-and-mortar schools, and lawmakers should stop or slow their growth until reasons for their poor academic performance have been identified and addressed, according to a
- East Lansing schools OK 128 school of choice slots
- Apr 26, 5:08 AM: East Lansing schools will accept as many as 128 Schools of Choice students this fall after school board members approved an administration recommendation Monday.
- Allen Academy’s future uncertain as charter in Detroit
- Apr 25, 6:44 AM: One of Detroit's larger charter schools could close at the end of this school year amid financial turmoil and concerns about academic performance, leaving the school board and staff divided and parents seeking answers.
- Expert: For-profit virtual schools “terrible” at educating our children
- > Apr 21, 6:21 AM: In the search for a better way to educate our children, many have turned to technology. Virtual schools or blended schools that combine virtual and traditional face-to-face teaching are a national trend. However, according to a
- GRPS ‘Bring Our Kids Home’ campaign announced during State of our Schools
- > Apr 20, 5:02 AM: After losing hundreds of students and millions of dollars each year for decades, Neal told those gathered at Ottawa Hills High School for the April 19 event that the district's enrollment has stabilized. She said a lot of effort has
- Detroit school rescue hinges on charter school rules
- Apr 18, 6:49 AM: A plan to save Detroit Public Schools from mounting debt hinges on controlling the city’s number of charter schools, a proposal opposed by charter advocates and many legislative majority Republicans.
- Senate budget includes $5M for private schools
- Apr 15, 5:26 AM: For the second year in a row, Michigan legislators are considering a controversial budget proposal that would send $5 million in public funds to private schools to cover costs associated with state mandates.
- Virtual learning makes lessons come alive for Utica students
- > Apr 13, 5:51 AM: She and other students at the school demonstrated earlier today new zSpace Virtual Reality Labs that were installed earlier this year at Ebeling and three other elementary schools in the district. The schools are the first in
- The Extreme Sacrifice Detroit Parents Make to Access Better Schools
- > Apr 12, 5:31 AM: Like many big cities, Detroit has shuttered scores of traditional neighborhood schools in favor of charter schools and public-school magnet programs. Detroit kids can also attend schools in suburban districts. But many of the city’s
- Michigan’s CEO schools plan met with skepticism by educators
- > Apr 11, 5:29 AM: More chronically failing Michigan schools are likely to come under the control of a CEO whose mission would be to turn around those schools — an approach that is being met with resistance among educators who say it puts too much
- DPS board files federal lawsuit against state
- Apr 8, 5:48 AM: The powerless board of education for Detroit Public Schools announced Thursday that it has filed a federal lawsuit against the state, alleging that emergency management in the district has violated the civil rights of children.
- Study: Schools of choice don’t improve test scores
- > Apr 8, 5:20 AM: School choice advocates vehemently disagree, noting that there are many reasons beyond test scores that families choose to move their children to other districts, such as perceived safety or social issues involving their
- Charter school group demands apology for ‘outrageous attack’
- > Apr 7, 5:42 AM: The Michigan Association of Public School Academies demands that state Rep. Charles Brunner, D-Bay City, apologize to every student, parent and staff member of Bay City Academy for remarks he made about the charter school in his
- State Rep. Brunner calls charter academy ‘Sorry excuse for a school’
- > Apr 7, 5:18 AM: State Rep. Charles Brunner is again blasting Bay City Academy and calling for charter school reform after the Michigan Department of Education approved a five-year deficit elimination plan for the embattled school founded by Steven
- State approves Bay City Academy debt plan with tricky contingency
- > Apr 6, 6:53 AM: The controversial charter school needs to assure the state it's no longer associated in any way with its former management company, owned by Steven Ingersoll, the school's founder who was convicted of tax fraud last
- Three differences between House, Senate plans to fix Detroit Public Schools
- Apr 1, 6:12 AM: It's been a busy few months for state lawmakers considering a long-term plan that would restructure Detroit Public Schools and put the debt-ridden district on firm, financial footing.
- Detroit charter school management companies face complaint from NLRB
- Mar 30, 6:51 AM: The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against two Detroit charter school management companies.