- State says EAA owes DPS $14.8M for rent, other costs
- > Aug 9, 8:00 AM: The Education Achievement Authority owes Detroit Public Schools $14.8 million in unpaid rent for the use of former DPS classroom buildings, plus information technology and safety services for fiscal years 2015 and 2016, according to
- For Detroit’s new school board, state still wields the power
- > Aug 3, 6:00 AM: After more than a year of statewide debate over Detroit's debt-ridden public schools, this fall's school board elections are being touted as a return to local control for the district. Scores of candidates will fill the ballot for
- Online school gives Detroit adult dropouts diplomas
- Aug 1, 7:00 AM: The program, called Detroit Collective Impact-Pathway to Education & Work, is a way for teens and adults to earn career credentials and accredited diplomas and takes a year to 18 months to complete.
- Dexter schools to add alternative high school, virtual academy in 2016-17
- Aug 1, 6:46 AM: Dexter Community Schools is adding an alternative high school in an effort to boost its graduation rate and a virtual academy to attract students from around the world in the 2016-17 school year.
- East Detroit school CEO can start work, with limits
- > Jul 29, 6:17 AM: A former Montcalm County high school principal charged with overseeing the turnaround of four East Detroit schools will finally be able to begin work — with some limits — after attorneys reached an agreement Thursday in Macomb
- 72 people seek seven Detroit school board seats
- > Jul 27, 6:08 AM: The candidate list, which grew by 30 names from Monday to Tuesday, the filing deadline, includes Detroit teachers, former school board members, pastors and parents. The city's elections staff had certified 55 candidate petitions by
- Supreme Court asks for briefs on private school funding
- > Jul 21, 5:58 AM: Michigan’s Supreme Court asked for briefs Wednesday from Gov. Rick Snyder, state lawmakers, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette and others after the governor requested the high court to weigh in on the constitutionality of using
- A Detroit charter shuts down. Is this what school accountability looks like?
- > 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
- > 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
- 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
- > 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
- 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
- > 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
- 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
- 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
- > 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
Dream Academy parents vented their frustration over the school’s closing Wednesday at a state-sponsored enrollment event.
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- Charter school operator Cornerstone plans explosive growth in Detroit
- 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
- 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
- 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.