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A Detroit charter shuts down. Is this what school accountability looks like?
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Jul 19, 7:06 AM: How do you decide if a so-called “failing” school should shut down, and is there a right way to do it? Three Detroit charter schools shut their doors forever at the end of this school year. One of them, Allen Academy, was one of the >
Judge extends restraining order in East Detroit schools
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Jul 19, 5:59 AM: A Macomb County judge extended a restraining order that bars appointment of a CEO for four East Detroit Public Schools but agreed to let the state’s choice for the job enter the buildings to meet staff with approval from the >
Snyder asks MI Supreme Court’s advice on payments to private schools
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Jul 15, 6:25 AM: Governor Rick Snyder has asked the Michigan Supreme Court to offer an opinion on whether it’s ever possible for the state to give money to a private or parochial school.
Snyder seeks court opinion on private school funding
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Jul 14, 5:57 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder is asking the Michigan Supreme Court to weigh in on the constitutionality of using $2.5 million in public funds to reimburse private schools for state mandates, as planned in the education budget he signed last >
Ypsilanti schools asks Ann Arbor schools not to bus school-of-choice students
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Jul 14, 5:23 AM: An Ann Arbor school bus pulls out of the bus yard on Friday, August 21, 2015. Ann Arbor Public Schools is considering allowing in-district transfer students and schools-of-choice students to ride buses as space allows.
Livingston Classical Academy Principal Admits Cyber Status Only Pursued To Gain Charter Authorizatio
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Jul 12, 6:49 AM: There have been concerns raised by superintendents and parents from local districts about a cyber charter constructing a building within another county and collecting tax dollars. Academy officials say they are pulling from a wide >
CEO again blocked from leading 4 East Detroit schools
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Jul 8, 5:39 AM: East Detroit Schools has obtained another temporary restraining order to block the state from appointing a CEO to oversee four of the district’s schools.
BHAS seeks merger with former charter high school
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Jul 6, 7:01 AM: Benton Harbor and Dream Academy school officials are in negotiations to possibly reopen the closed charter high school this fall as an alternative school in the Benton Harbor school district.
Snyder to appeal teacher pay ruling without AG’s help
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Jul 6, 6:29 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder will appeal a court ruling directing the state reimburse public school employees for “unconstitutional” paycheck deductions, but Attorney General Bill Schuette will not represent him before the Michigan Supreme >
Dream Academy closure leaves parents frustrated
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Jul 1, 7:37 AM:

Dream Academy parents vented their frustration over the school’s closing Wednesday at a state-sponsored enrollment event.

Charter school operator Cornerstone plans explosive growth in Detroit
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Jul 1, 7:08 AM: Cornerstone Schools is embarking on a major expansion in Detroit that officials hope will see enrollment nearly double in the next few years at its four charter schools and one private school.
Private school funding prompts legal fight
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Jul 1, 7:03 AM: Michigan school groups and unions plan legal action to try to block $2.5 million in private school aid included in next year’s state budget, arguing the mandate reimbursement is unconstitutional.
Detroit’s new school system officially begins today
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Jul 1, 6:53 AM: DPS officials began initial preparations months ago, and they've been working furiously in recent weeks with state officials, attorneys, turnaround experts, vendors and others to make the transition as smooth as possible.
Ann Arbor Schools may allow school-of-choice students to ride buses
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Jul 1, 6:09 AM: Ann Arbor Public Schools is looking to fill empty school bus seats with schools-of-choice students and others students who live in the district but previously were not eligible to ride the bus.
One of Detroit’s largest charter schools to close
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Jun 29, 7:13 AM: Allen Academy has been rocked for several months by financial problems and concerns about academic performance.  It will shut down Thursday, weeks after the university that authorizes it voted to end its contract with the >
EAA looks to future beyond dissolution
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Jun 29, 5:58 AM: The Education Achievement Authority continues to recruit students, hire teachers and promote its curriculum despite the fact that the district will cease to exist when its interlocal agreement with Eastern Michigan University ends a >
For Detroit’s Children, More School Choice but Not Better Schools
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Jun 28, 7:44 AM: While the idea was to foster academic competition, the unchecked growth of charters has created a glut of schools competing for some of the nation’s poorest students, enticing them to enroll with cash bonuses, laptops, raffle >
K-12 budget could face challenge over aid to private schools
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Jun 28, 6:34 AM: Governor Rick Snyder traveled to a middle school in Oakland County to sign a $16 billion education budget for the coming fiscal year. He approved it despite questions over a provision that sends money to private and religious >
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.

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