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Snyder warns of crisis in Detroit Public Schools
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Jan 20, 7:29 AM: The Republican governor renewed his call for the GOP-controlled Legislature to relieve the Detroit school district of $515 million in debt and create a new debt-free school district in the state’s largest city.
Teacher group: Sickouts to close ‘most DPS schools’
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Jan 20, 6:23 AM: At least five Detroit Public Schools were expected to be closed Wednesday as teachers continue sickouts to protest school conditions and a state plan to split DPS in two and create a new, debt-free district.
Detroit teachers weigh possibility of more sick-outs
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Jan 19, 8:49 AM: Detroit Public Schools teachers are cautiously weighing whether to have more sick-outs this week after their mass absences last week — which caused dozens of schools to close — were successful in prompting officials to take action >
DPS plan: Detroit voters would elect new school board
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Jan 15, 6:20 AM: Long-awaited legislation overhauling Detroit Public Schools introduced Thursday would put an elected school board back in power next year, but abandons an effort to subject charter schools to the same governance as the city school >
Teacher sickouts may complicate DPS bailout
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Jan 14, 7:56 AM: A wave of recent mass teacher sick days that have forced school closures in Detroit may complicate Gov. Rick Snyder’s effort to bail out the city’s cash-strapped school district, a Republican lawmaker said >
Coalition renews call for action to fix Detroit school system
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Jan 14, 7:00 AM: The Coalition for the Future of Detroit School Children's co-chairs held a press conference today to discuss the current state of the Detroit education landscape, and to renew a call for action to lawmakers.
Mich. school head to DPS: Address health, safety issues
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Jan 12, 7:52 AM: With more than half of Detroit Public Schools closed Monday by a teacher sickout, Michigan’s top school official called for the district’s emergency manager to address health and safety issues in classroom buildings – hours after >
State superintendent calls on teachers to end sickouts
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Jan 11, 7:47 AM: The sickouts have been staged by teachers upset by large class sizes, pay and benefit concessions, and Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to create a new, debt-free Detroit school district.
House speaker rejects city school reforms as priority
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Jan 4, 5:59 AM: Kevin Cotter has four chief priorities as he prepares to lead a temporarily smaller but more unified Republican caucus into his second and final year as House speaker, and an overhaul and bailout of Detroit’s financially and >
Snyder plan to fix Detroit schools slow to gain steam
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Dec 29, 6:01 AM: The success of Snyder’s unique school-repair method could set the course for whether Detroit moves beyond its failed past. But, so far, he has failed to build consensus around his plan, which he hoped to sign into law before 2016 >
Just one EAA 4th-grader passed math on the state’s new exam
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Dec 18, 6:16 AM: Detailed results from Michigan's tough new standardized exam paint a worrisome picture for many schools in Detroit and will likely boost state efforts to fix what many see as a broken educational system in the city.
Ann Arbor school board to vote on in-district transfers, schools-of-choice
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Dec 16, 7:41 AM: The district typically opens various schools-of-choice and in-district transfer windows starting in January through the end of the school year, giving families within the district first choice at available seats.
Leaders say EAA will persevere despite uncertainty
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Dec 16, 6:01 AM: The Education Achievement Authority will continue its work in spite of the possibility that the turnaround school district could be disbanded as part of efforts to overhaul education in Detroit, officials said Tuesday during a board >
Gov. Snyder ‘open’ to ending EAA school reform
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Dec 15, 6:02 AM: Gov. Rick Snyder said Monday he’s “open” to disbanding his controversial Education Achievement Authority if it’s part of a deal with the Legislature to overhaul public education governance in Detroit.
Nearly 4,000 DPS students affected by teacher sickout
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Dec 11, 6:26 AM: Nearly 4,000 students at seven Detroit Public Schools buildings didn’t have classes Thursday after teachers staged a sickout, according to the school district.
Charter schools need better transparency, accountability, study says
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Dec 10, 7:14 AM: The growth of for-profit management companies operating charter school has led to "scandalous" financial practices that steer money away from students and into the pockets of private business, according to a study released >
Eastern Michigan board doesn’t vote, keeps EAA going
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Dec 9, 7:08 AM: In a move seen by many as bowing to pressure from Gov. Rick Snyder, Eastern Michigan University's Board of Regents today declined to vote on the future of the Education Achievement Authority, keeping the reform district for the >
Detroit lawmakers claim EMU eyes EAA expansion
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Dec 7, 7:08 AM: The House Democratic Detroit Caucus is claiming Eastern Michigan University is considering adding 16 schools to the 15-school Education Achievement Authority that is being investigated for possible financial improprieties in >
Detroit teachers take battle to new level
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Dec 7, 5:50 AM: The American Federation of Teachers could join the Detroit Federation of Teachers in a trusteeship to shore up the local union’s fight against Gov. Rick Snyder’s school reform proposal and other issues facing the >
Lawmakers blast alleged plan to charter Detroit schools
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Dec 4, 6:07 AM: Democratic state lawmakers from Detroit on Thursday blasted the governor's office and other officials over what they say is a secret plan to turn more than two dozen schools in the city into charters.

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