- Neighborhood petitions parish to reject charter school’s lease offer
- 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
- > 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
- 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
- > 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
- > 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
- > 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
- > 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?
- 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
- 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
- > 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
- 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
- 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
- > 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
- > 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,
- Duggan: Detroit school chaos ‘driving people away’
- Jun 2, 7:01 AM: Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan on Wednesday shared his high hopes for Detroit’s revival, but stressed that the chaos surrounding its school system is why “we’re driving people away."
- Plans for SVSU-backed charter school shelved after application pulled
- > Jun 2, 5:58 AM: After uproar from Ferndale Public Schools officials and local representatives, plans to open a charter school sponsored by Saginaw Valley State University within the Ferndale district’s boundaries have stopped and will not be going
- $617M deal fails DPS, Duggan says
- > Jun 2, 5:09 AM: Mayor Mike Duggan on Wednesday implored the state’s business and civic leaders to oppose a $617 million compromise Detroit Public Schools bailout that doesn’t include a citywide commission to regulate where schools can open in the
- Several charters back Duggan push for education panel
- Jun 1, 5:10 AM: Several well-known charter school operators backed Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan at a press conference this morning as he made another public push for a commission that would oversee the city's schools.
- Charter lobby accuses Duggan of ‘bare-knuckle’ politics
- > May 31, 5:47 AM: Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan invited 30 charter school operators and DPS Transition Manager Steven Rhodes to dinner at the Manoogian Mansion Thursday night to talk about the Detroit Education Commission and issues facing schools in
- East Detroit blocks having CEO named for 4 schools
East Detroit Schools has obtained a temporary restraining order to stop the state School Reform Office from appointing a CEO to lead four of the district’s schools.
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