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Detroit School Crisis Goes Way Beyond A Couple Days Of Missed Class

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.03.2017 | Politics

After two days of protests and empty classrooms, Detroit public school teachers returned to work Wednesday with new assurances from administration off...

Striking Out: Michigan's Anti-Strike Legislation and the Detroit Public Schools Sick-Outs

The Heller School | Posted 03.02.2017 | Detroit
The Heller School

January 20, 2016. President Obama, invited to the North American International Auto Show, begins his tour of the Cobo Center. Hours before, teachers and their supporters wave signs that decry the deplorable conditions of Detroit Public Schools (DPS). This protest shut down 88 of DPS' 100 schools for the day.

These Photos Will Make You Understand Detroit's Education Crisis

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 02.01.2016 | Black Voices

Detroit has closed more than two-thirds of its public schools in the last 15 years, shortchanging students, neighborhoods and the district itself, fin...

Joy Resmovits

Weingarten On Detroit Schools Administration: 'They Should Be Embarrassed' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.27.2012 | Education

A few years ago, when Randi Weingarten and her colleagues at the American Federation of Teachers chose to set their 2012 convention in Detroit, the le...

New Details Leaked On Teacher Contracts For Detroit Public Schools

Posted 07.03.2012 | Detroit

Union officials have revealed new details on the upcoming contract issued to Detroit Public Schools teachers by Roy Roberts, the district's emergency ...

A Look Back At Roy Roberts's Tenure At DPS

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 01.18.2012 | Detroit

Roy Roberts, the emergency manager for Detroit Public Schools, says if asked he would stay in his job after his one-year term ends in May. "In all...

Detroit Public Schools To Cut 40% Of Teachers Over 4 Years

The Detroit News | Jennifer Chambers | Posted 11.20.2011 | Education

Detroit Public Schools expects to shed nearly 40 percent of its teachers in the next four years to help close a $327 million deficit, yet projects a l...

Joy Resmovits

Education Secretary 'Optimistic' About Detroit's Schools | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education

DETROIT -- U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gave the Motor City a homework assignment Thursday. "Can Detroit become the fastest-improving ur...

3 DPS Unions Sue Over Pay Cut, Contract Changes

Detroit Free Press | Chastity Pratt Dawsey | Posted 10.05.2011 | Education

Three of the Detroit Public Schools' eight employee unions filed a federal lawsuit Thursday against state officials who used a new state law to modify...

Teachers In Detroit Face Big Cuts To Wages, Health Care

Posted 09.28.2011 | Education

(Reuters) - Detroit public school teachers will take a 10 percent wage cut and pay more for health care in what the school system's manager on Friday ...

Joy Resmovits

Lawsuit, Teacher Layoffs Follow Wisconsin Budget Signing | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.30.2011 | Education

Just days after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) signed the state's budget with massive cuts to education funding, Wisconsin's teachers are on the chop...

Joy Resmovits

Detroit Education Reform: Few Details Emerge On Michigan College Promise | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.21.2011 | Education

When Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) presented sweeping reforms to Detroit's -- and, eventually, Michigan's -- schools on Monday, he accompanied the new...

Joy Resmovits

Michigan House Tackles Teacher Quality | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.10.2011 | Education

Michigan became the latest state to sink its teeth into the question of teacher discipline and tenure Thursday, when the state House passed a four-bil...

Joy Resmovits

When Teachers Take to the Streets | Joy Resmovits | Posted 07.11.2011 | Education

NEW YORK -- It’s civil disobedience, schoolhouse style. As constrained budgets embroil state houses and city councils, igniting pitched debates a...

Simone Landon

Detroit's Mass Teacher Layoffs May Prove Bellwether For Education Reform Nationwide | Simone Landon | Posted 06.19.2011 | Education

When districtwide layoff notices hit every one of Detroit Public Schools’ 5,466 unionized employees late last week, an American Federation of Teache...

Detroit To Send Layoff Notices To All Its Public Teachers

Reuters | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

The emergency manager appointed to put Detroit's troubled public school system on a firmer financial footing said on Thursday he was sending layoff no...