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Detroit schools, DIA begin transition to DTE Energy for electricity

— After a record number of school days were lost to power outages this year, officials with Detroit Public Schools are embracing a move off the Detroit Public Lighting grid. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Michigan schools still largely mediocre

When students leave their high schools behind, they should be able to face their first college classes with confidence. Full News here – Detroit News columnists RSS from The Detroit News

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U.S. Education Dept. adds 12 schools to Title IX list

The U.S. Department of Education has added 12 colleges and universities to its growing list of educational institutions being investigated for their handling of sexual abuse allegations. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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DPS plans bigger classes, but won’t close schools amid $49M loss in revenue

Detroit Public Schools projected Friday a nearly $ 50 million drop in revenue in the next fiscal year, larger classrooms and fewer administration employees. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Midland schools brace for cuts, including teachers

Midland — The Midland Public Schools district is bracing for cuts, including some teacher jobs. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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U-M, 3 other schools form technology consortium

The University of Michigan is teaming up with three other research universities to form a technology consortium to improve how educational content is shared among universities and delivered to students, officials announced Wednesday. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Teachers union chief blasts Detroit schools for loss of Head Start funding

The head of the Detroit teachers’ union is ‘livid’ over Detroit Public Schools’ failure to apply for Head Start funds on time and the subsequent loss of about 950 federally funded preschool spots in 56 classrooms. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Suspected serial flasher charged in another six Detroit incidents near middle schools

Prosecutors believe a 39-year-old man exposed himself to Detroit middle school students 10 different times between March and May. Full News here – Detroit News

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Southfield Schools updating classroom technology

Southfield — Students in Southfield Public Schools will get updated classroom technology and e-book accounts this fall. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Segregation in Michigan schools prevails despite some progress

— Blacks are seeing more school segregation today than they have in decades, and more than half of Latino students are now attending schools that are majority Latino, according to a report by the Civil Rights Project at UCLA. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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3 to face charges after Ferndale schools go on alert during search

— Three teens suspected of burglarizing a Ferndale home Friday will face criminal charges after one led police on a foot chase into Detroit, prompting nearby schools to boost security measures, authorities said. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Saginaw schools, police plan secure pre-prom gatherings

Saginaw schools leaders and city police are planning pre-prom gatherings in a secure environment after a fatal shooting last year at one unofficial event. Full News here – freep

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House passes bill in support of charter schools

Washington — The House on Friday passed a bill boosting support for charter schools as part of a GOP-led push to promote school choice. Full News here – Schools RSS from The Detroit News

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Sodexo says Detroit Public Schools owes company $18 million

Sodexo says Detroit Public Schools owes company million “Sodexo met regularly with Detroit Public Schools officials to review our contract and to find a mutually beneficial framework to resolve the payment issues,” Yost said in an e-mail. “Over the last month, Sodexo has provided the district with multiple … Full News here – Read more […]

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Sodexo says Detroit Public Schools owes company $18 million

Staffing company Sodexo said it intends to stop performing work for Detroit Public Schools because the district owes it more than $ 18 million. The district, meanwhile, says the company failed to live up to the terms of its contract and has not kept schools clean. Full News here – freep

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