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Detroit Teachers Sue District Over Horrible Conditions

AP | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

DETROIT (AP) -- The Detroit teachers' union filed a lawsuit against the district Thursday calling for repairing "deplorable" conditions and removing ...

Ellen Has A Seriously Happy Friendship With This Group Of Kids

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 07.09.2014 | Good News

What's better than Ellen DeGeneres dancing? Ellen dancing with a whole chorus of seriously adorable kids. For a promo for the upcoming season of "...

Detroit's Children Face Daily Challenges

AP | By DAVID CRARY | Posted 05.22.2014 | Black Voices

DETROIT (AP) — In a city scarred by broken promises, the Moore brothers, James and Robert, and fellow student Chelsea Inyard are among the lucky one...

The Most Important Back-to-School Issue in Detroit

Dr. Vickie Markavitch | Posted 11.26.2013 | Detroit
Dr. Vickie Markavitch

The primary problem facing public education is the legislated diversion of time, talent and resources to things that do not improve student learning -- a reliance on silver bullet, bumper sticker market driven reform ideas instead of focused, research-based hard work and effort.

Poetic Justice

Ray Stoeser | Posted 08.28.2012 | Detroit
Ray Stoeser

An open mic night experience offered my students a poetic example of the opportunities that might be possible for them through their education -- and it gave them confidence in what they're capable of achieving.

One Hundred Percent

Dean P. Simmer | Posted 07.02.2012 | Detroit
Dean P. Simmer

The Class of 2012 at Detroit Cristo Rey High School took a risk by signing up for a Catholic, college-preparatory school that had not even opened, they worked harder than they had before, and 100 percent have been accepted into college.

Kids Used 'Gun' To Rob Peers Of Candy And Chips

AP | Posted 12.10.2011 | Education

WARREN, Mich. -- Police say two Detroit-area youngsters used a toy gun to rob five of their schoolmates of candy and chips. The five victims were wal...