- Proposed charter school for Ferndale rejected
- May 23, 6:32 AM: Plans to open a charter school in the Ferndale Public Schools have been shelved in the wake of opposition from the district and revelations that the would-be operator has a felony record.
- Cotter: DPS rescue can’t be at expense of charters
- > May 20, 7:20 AM: House Speaker Kevin Cotter said Thursday a plan to overhaul Detroit Public Schools “can’t be about saving” the state’s largest school district from a financial collapse at the expense of independently operated charter
- Online alternatives expand options for home-based learners
- May 20, 6:20 AM: Faced with three options – send Eli to the school for emotionally impaired in Owosso, move or rent an apartment in a larger school district, or try home school – they decided to try home-based virtual learning.
- Ferndale area charter school on hold amid controversy
- May 20, 6:14 AM: Plans to open a charter school in the Ferndale Public Schools are on hold, at least for the coming school year, in the wake of opposition from the district and revelations that the would-be operator has a felony record.
- Officials explore Interlochen options
- May 18, 7:10 AM: Kingsley Area Schools could expand its reach after discussions between district officials and representatives from Green Lake Township centered on opening a charter school in Interlochen.
- Virtual school coming to Ionia in Fall 2016
- > May 18, 6:15 AM: This comes after the school board unanimously voted for approval of a virtual school during Monday night's board meeting. Douglas R. Welch High School Principal Jon Duley brought the proposal before the school board which he hopes
- Report: DPS rescue legislation driven by big Lansing donors
- May 17, 6:32 AM: Mauger says the DPS rescue has largely become a “philosophical debate” about charter schools in Detroit, and whether they should be subject to greater regulation.
- Snyder seeks education commission to revamp state’s schools
- May 17, 6:30 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder wants to rethink how students are being educated in Michigan, and he's launching a commission to do just that.
- Detroit schools’ decline and teacher sickout reflect bad economy and demographic shifts
- > May 16, 6:35 AM: The mostly poor and black students enrolled in Detroit Public Schools have been exposed to lead, have endured crumbling classrooms, and have some of the lowest literacy rates in the country. They've also seen one neighborhood school
- DPS rescue stalls from fight on aid to fix schools
- > May 16, 5:30 AM: Using state aid to repair the Detroit district’s crumbling infrastructure is one of at least three sticking points in the debate over DPS rescue plans. The issue gained new urgency last week when a Treasury Department analysis
- Detroit’s Educational Catastrophe
- > May 11, 7:12 AM: Three months into her son’s first pass at third grade, Arlyssa Heard had a breakdown. Judah was bright, but had begun calling himself stupid. The chaos of Detroit’s precarious education landscape had forced him to switch schools
- Detroit Charters Face All of the Obstacles of Detroit Public Schools – And Overcome Them
- > May 6, 7:36 AM: In recent months, Detroit Public Schools has been rife with turmoil: districtwide teacher sickouts, sensational pictures of widespread deplorable building conditions, an employee kickback scandal, reports of misappropriated federal
- Detroit schools strife causing parents to flee district
- May 6, 5:33 AM: Teachers counting on a bailout from lawmakers just to get paid and now Detroit Public Schools have a new crisis -- parents pulling their kids out of the district in search of better classrooms. And who can blame them?
- Future of DPS hinges on GOP Capitol showdown
- > May 6, 5:08 AM: A yearlong debate over the future of Detroit Public Schools is headed for a showdown between Republican lawmakers over the proliferation of charter schools and the amount of money needed to help the state’s largest district
- Senate education budget boosts funding; includes $5M ‘reimbursement’ for private schools
- May 5, 7:12 AM: Funding for K-12 schools and higher education would increase, and private schools would receive a controversial $5 million reimbursement for complying with state mandates, under budgets approved Tuesday in the Michigan Senate.
- Detroit teachers head back to work, but education crisis remains unresolved
- > May 5, 6:35 AM: Detroit’s public schools were able to reopen Wednesday after officials promised that teachers will be fully paid for their work, even though the system expects to run out of cash next month. But as tens of thousands of children
- GOP approves DPS debt plan in all-night session
- May 5, 6:30 AM: Michigan House Republicans approved a $500 million Detroit Public Schools debt-relief plan early Thursday morning, completing a 15-hour marathon session with a series of partisan votes on the controversial legislation.
- House panel OKs DPS plan despite funding issues
- > May 4, 5:06 AM: A $500 million plan to save the Detroit Public Schools from crippling debt advanced to the floor of the Michigan House on Tuesday despite unanswered funding questions, union criticism and uniform opposition from Democrats, including
- Second day of sickouts closes 90-plus Detroit schools
- May 3, 7:16 AM: For the second straight day to start the month of May, an abnormally high amount of Detroit Public Schools teachers calling in sick has resulted in massive school closures in Michigan’s largest public school district.
- 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