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Three differences between House, Senate plans to fix Detroit Public Schools
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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
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Mar 30, 6:51 AM: The National Labor Relations Board has filed a complaint against two Detroit charter school management companies.
DPS skipping new school enrollment site
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Mar 30, 5:07 AM: A new, privately funded common enrollment system is set to launch Friday with the goal of helping Detroit parents navigate the educational choices available to their children, but Detroit Public Schools won’t be part of it, at least >
Michigan Senate approves Detroit schools rescue package
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Mar 23, 4:57 AM: A series of bills passed Tuesday by the Michigan Senate aims to set Detroit Public Schools on firm financial footing by providing up to $300 million in loans to start a new, debt free district that would launch this fall.
Future cloudy for troubled EAA
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Mar 21, 5:10 AM: Her concerns are echoed by parents, students and teachers who are questioning what will happen to the state-run Education Achievement Authority once the district loses Eastern Michigan University as its authorizing partner on June >
Panel calls for fixes to Detroit Public Schools
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Mar 18, 5:11 AM: The Detroit Public School system is broken, but it can be fixed, a panel of five education stakeholders agreed Thursday.
State Board president cites ‘disinvestment,’ charter school ‘chaos’ for education woes
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Mar 17, 6:56 AM: The president of the State Board of Education blamed “disinvestment,” a declining student population and the “chaos” of charter schools with no accountability for many of the problems facing education in >
Lawmakers to weigh $50M Detroit school rescue
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Mar 14, 5:10 AM: The Michigan Legislature is preparing to consider a $50 million bailout to keep the Detroit Public Schools operating through June to avert the specter this spring of payless paydays and 46,000 children locked out of shuttered >
State releases nearly 100 schools from scrutiny
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Mar 10, 6:56 AM: Nearly 100 schools whose lowest-performing students have shown academic improvement are escaping state scrutiny.
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan decries ‘lack of standard’ on opening, closure of charter schools
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Mar 9, 6:57 AM: Testifying Monday on state legislation to fix Detroit's struggling schools, Mayor Mike Duggan reiterated his support for an appointed-board that would oversee the opening and closure of both traditional and charter >
As Detroit Starts to Mend, Its Schools Lurch Toward Fiscal Crisis
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Feb 29, 7:44 AM: The financing problem is adding uncertainty to a system already burdened by decrepit buildings, teacher disgruntlement, low test scores and a reputation as one of the country’s most troubled school districts. Falling into default or >
EAA leader says she’s exploring options for district
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Feb 24, 6:16 AM: The Education Achievement Authority may not exist in its current form after June 2017, but Chancellor Veronica Conforme said Tuesday the state-run district is studying alternatives to its expiring interlocal agreement with Eastern >
House GOP plan for DPS: Wait 8 years to elect board
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Feb 18, 6:44 AM: A controversial package of bills to help the struggling Detroit Public Schools system that would put restrictions on collective bargaining and put off a fully elected school board for eight years was presented Wednesday by >
House Republicans to introduce DPS legislation today
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Feb 17, 5:44 AM: State Rep. Brad Jacobsen, R-Oxford, said the proposal isn't drastically different from the pending Senate bills, but rather makes "some adjustments ... that will help the quality of schools." He declined to discuss >
New report calls for more accountability for charter school authorizers
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Feb 12, 7:01 AM: A new report out today from Education Trust-Midwest says some charter school authorizers in Michigan aren't doing their jobs very well.
Gains seen, but more work needed for charter authorizers
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Feb 11, 6:03 AM: Charter school authorizers are making better decisions about the opening and closing of schools in Michigan, but it's not enough,  according to a report out today that analyzes and grades the performance of charter >
Local control, charter schools focus of testimony over $715M Detroit schools reform package
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Feb 5, 5:43 AM: Testifying Thursday before a state senate committee, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan pushed lawmakers – considering a $715 million proposal to reform the debt-plagued Detroit Public Schools – to restore local control to the district and >
Senate leader: EAA set to be eliminated
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Feb 4, 6:15 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder’s controversial Education Achievement Authority will come to an end as legislators consider a $715 million plan to rescue the Detroit Public Schools, according to Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof.
CEO to take over academics of four East Detroit schools
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Feb 3, 6:16 AM: The state will appoint a chief executive officer to oversee four chronically low-performing schools in East Detroit Public Schools.
Detroit’s struggle to write a new chapter for its schools
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Jan 29, 6:50 AM: Teachers and parents filed a lawsuit Thursday over the state of the schools. They're seeking local control after years under a state-appointed emergency manager.

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