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Flashpoint: President of DFT talks about Detroit schools

Flashpoint: President of DFT talks about Detroit schools ALL RIGHT. WELCOME BACK. EARLIER THIS WINTER, THE DETROIT FEDERATION OF TEACHERS VOTED FOR A NEW PRESIDENT, BUT IT'S A FAMILIAR NAME, ANYBODY WHO'S FOLLOWED THE DETROIT EDUCATION SCENE, GOOD TO HAVE … Full News here – Read more on WDIV Detroit

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Michiganders like local schools more than state system, want more cash for public schools, poll says

More than half of Michigan voters give their local public schools an A or B grade, while views of the state’s public education system as a whole are more negative, according to a poll released Monday. Full News here – Detroit News

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White House: Detroit Schools lose big under House bill

White House: Detroit Schools lose big under House bill Detroit Public Schools would stand to lose a big chunk of the federal dollars it receives for low-income students under a bill that cleared a House committee in Congress Thursday, according to an analysis by the White House. The Education and the … Full News here […]

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See new Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley’s $225,000-per-year contract

Darnell Earley, whose career of late had been that of a municipal budget butcher, has come to Detroit with his knives sharpened. Full News here – Detroit News

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State representatives to tour Detroit schools

State representatives to tour Detroit schools Students attend class at Mackenzie Elementary-Middle School in a Sept. 3, 2013 file photo. With a prodigious plan for fixing city government now officially in place after the city's exit from bankruptcy and emergency management, attention is shifting … Full News here – Read more on MLive.com

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to reveal ‘next steps’ for Detroit Public Schools; watch announcement live

DETROIT, MI — The struggling Detroit Public Schools, Michigan’s district, will be the focus Tuesday of Gov. Rick Snyder’s agenda while in the city for the North American International Auto Show. Snyder is is expected to reveal the “next steps” for the district at 1:35 p.m. inside Burton International Academy. Snyder is expected to announce […]

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Dozens of Metro Detroit schools closed Thursday anticipating -24F wind chill

There will be more than a nip in the air over the next 24-plus hours in Metro Detroit. Full News here – Detroit News

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Mark Dantonio: Schools interested in hiring Pat Narduzzi ‘a good problem to have’

Dantonio said Michigan State will be prepared if and when Narduzzi gets hired away to become the head coach at another program. Full News here – Ann Arbor mobile sports

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Detroit schools coalition will hit books in a hurry

Detroit schools coalition will hit books in a hurry

Kirk Pinho – Two hands is all you need to count the number of publicly financed schools in Detroit with Michigan Educational Assessment Program scores above the state average, in spite of more than two decades of experimentation that included increasing competition for students with charter schools.Now, Gov. Rick Snyder and Mayor Mike Duggan are […]

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Detroit schools crisis: 31 groups launch mission to fix problems in Michigan’s largest district, charters

DETROIT, MI — Less than 24 hours after the City of Detroit “officially” got out of bankruptcy, leaders from 31 community groups announced Thursday a new plan aimed to get city schools out of an ongoing crisis. Full News here – Detroit News

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Q&A: U2’s The Edge fights to keep music programs, instruments in Detroit area schools

DETROIT, MI — U2’s guitarist The Edge has joined the fight to keep musical instruments and programs in Detroit area schools and beyond. I caught up with The Edge over e-mail to get some insight about the initiative and what music means to him. Full News here – Detroit Entertainment

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Detroit Schools Close Early as Power Failure Hits City Buildings

Detroit Schools Close Early as Power Failure Hits City Buildings Schools were dismissed early, downtown traffic signals flickered and went out, and Detroit's fire stations had to rely on generators on Tuesday after a power cable failed and part of the city lost electricity, officials said. The power loss forced the … Full News here […]

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Detroit schools make some positive announcements as attention starts turning their way following city’s bankruptcy approval

With nearly 8 percent of its students identified as bilingual, Detroit Public Schools are expanding programming for students and parents in need of extra language education. Full News here – Detroit News

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NeNe Leakes — Screws Detroit Schools … You'll Get NOTHING From Me

NeNe Leakes — Screws Detroit Schools … You'll Get NOTHING From Me NeNe Leakes has become a public enemy in Detroit, after glibly stiffing the school system out of $ 20K. It's shocking … NeNe challenged fellow "Real Housewives of Atlanta" castmate Kenya Moore to pony up $ 20K for the charity of Kenya's choice, […]

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Charter schools executive, storm chaser headline Dutch-American Heritage Day

Annual event happens Nov. 12 in Hudsonville. Full News here – Oakland Business

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