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Detroit School Closings

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Announces Retirement..

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.03.2013 | Detroit

Roy Roberts, the emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools (DPS), announced Thursday morning he will step down from his position. According to a Det...

After the Billionaires Kick Down Teachers and Students, Who Is Next?

John Thompson | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
John Thompson

Over the last 20 years ago, non-educators have stumbled over our troubled inner city schools. These do-gooders made the snap judgment that the way to help kids was to destroy the system that they defined as the "status quo."

How To Buy A School

Posted 05.23.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Public Schools district has closed dozens of schools over the past few years and now finds itself responsible for a substantial number of ...

Southwest Detroit Elementary School Gets Last-Minute Pardon

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.10.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts announced Maybury Elementary, a southwest Detroit K-3 bilingual school that had been scheduled fo...

David Sands

Southwest Detroit Parents Demand Answers From Roy Roberts | David Sands | Posted 02.27.2012 | Detroit

Parents, teachers, children and community members protested the scheduled closing of two Southwest Detroit schools Friday and attempted to deliver a l...

Thinking for Ourselves: Style and Substance

Shea Howell | Posted 04.16.2012 | Detroit
Shea Howell

As citizen oversight diminishes, the power of the state increases, enforcing compliance with deadening systems designed to demand obedience and control.

Simone Landon

Detroit Shuts 9 Schools, Converts 4 To Charters, To Trim Deficit | Simone Landon | Posted 02.09.2012 | Detroit

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts announced a big shake-up in the district Wednesday, closing nine schools next year and converting...

David Sands

Parents Upset Over Bilingual School's Closure | David Sands | Posted 02.04.2012 | Detroit

This story has been corrected and updated. Several days before Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts is set to officially announce d...

WATCH: Robert Bobb On Why Detroit Has To Close Half Its Schools

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

The Detroit Public Schools system plans to close half of its schools, leaving classrooms bursting at the seams with 60 students each. Robert Bobb, em...

Michigan Officials Order Detroit To Close Half The City's Schools

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

DETROIT (AP) -- State education officials have ordered the emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools to immediately implement a plan that...

Detroit Plans To Close 23 Schools (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Due to increasing deficits and shrinking enrollment, Detroit is planning on closing 23 schools. The report has sent shock waves through the community...