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Stand with Kids, Not with Snyder

Paul Ruth | Posted 01.22.2017 | Detroit
Paul Ruth

One of the duties of government is to protect citizens when they cannot protect themselves. Parental obligation is dependent on the trust of government to share their concern over child safety and development.

LGBT Activists Stage Non-Discrimination Protest At Texas' State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Glennisha Morgan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Members of the Texas-based lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) advocacy group GetEQUAL TX were arrested after holding a May 1 sit-in at the ...

Questions Remain After Shooting Of Teens Near High School

Posted 02.04.2013 | Detroit

An alleged attempted robbery of an assistant basketball coach outside a Detroit high school Friday evening has left one teenager dead and another woun...

David Sands

School Manager Wades Into Library Showdown | David Sands | Posted 01.19.2013 | Detroit

The struggle between Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts and the Detroit School Board has once again spilled over to the De...

DPS Awarded $4 Million Grant From Gates Foundation

Posted 02.04.2013 | Denver

Denver Public Schools was awarded approximately $4 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The foundation awarded a total of $25 milli...

Detroit School Board Acts Fast After PA 4 Is Scrapped

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 11.14.2012 | Detroit

After Michigan voters repealed a law that allowed the state to appoint emergency managers to financially struggling municipalities and school district...

DPS: Fastest-Growing Urban School District In The Nation?

Posted 10.16.2012 | Denver

Denver Public School enrollment has grown 14 percent of the past five years, making it the fastest-growing urban school district in the country, accor...

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 ...

Detroit Teachers Union Considering Drastic Measures

Posted 07.02.2012 | Detroit

Detroit teachers could go out on strike this fall as the result of a new contract imposed on the union Sunday by Detroit Public Schools Emergency Mana...

Teachers Set To Sue DPS Over Tenure Policy

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.25.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Federation of Teachers announced Friday morning that the union is preparing a "monumental" lawsuit against Detroit Public Schools that cou...

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...

DPS Goes Green With Gardens At 45 Schools

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.24.2012 | Detroit

The Detroit Public Schools system has experimented with using gardening in the lesson plans of individual schools for over a decade. Now, with the hel...

Detroit Schools Send Home 4,100 Layoff Notices, Teachers Will Have To Reapply For Jobs

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 04.16.2012 | Detroit

In a repeat of last year's mass layoffs, approximately 4,100 teachers in the Detroit Public Schools district received notices in the mail this week t...

Inside Detroit Public Schools: More on the Citizen Patrollers and Their Work to Protect the Students

Steven Wasko | Posted 05.30.2012 | Detroit
Steven Wasko

Detroit Public School expanded citizens' patrols and also issued a call for additional volunteers this year. That, plus a multi-agency effort, resulted in safer schools and safer routes to school.

Inside DPS: Smile... The Children's Museum Is Again Serving Children

Steven Wasko | Posted 04.03.2012 | Detroit
Steven Wasko

Every now and then a grin comes across my face. That grin edges to a full-blown smile when it comes to the Detroit Children's Museum, which DPS is reopening for thousands of our students for field trips.

DPS Proposes Spending Increase, Extended School Days

Posted 02.02.2012 | Denver

Denver Public Schools proposed a spending increase of approximately $11 million for English-Language Learners (ELLs) and to extend the school day for...

Inside DPS: Faces of Volunteers Tell the Real Story

Steven Wasko | Posted 02.28.2012 | Detroit
Steven Wasko

Look a Reading Corps volunteer in the face, or see that familiar red CityYear jacket, or stumble upon the dozens of Quicken Loans staff who have adopted Chrysler School, and you might catch the volunteer fever yourself.

When You've Exhausted All Your Parenting Skills, What's Next?

Jennifer Mrozowski | Posted 02.15.2012 | Detroit
Jennifer Mrozowski

If you're a parent or guardian or even an uncle or aunt, you know the feeling of helplessness when you are at a loss for helping your child or children grow and succeed.

Colo. Schools Get A Report Card -- Did Yours Make The Grade?

Posted 12.12.2011 | Denver

A new website premiering today endeavors to make education performance in Colorado public schools more transparent and understandable for parents and ...

Detroit Public Schools Moving Into Fisher Building, Saving $1.8 Million Annually

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.19.2011 | Detroit

Detroit Public Schools are on the move and looking to save cash. By moving into different offices, the district will lose 98,400 sq. feet but save $1....

The Longest School Year In Denver

Posted 12.05.2011 | Denver

Denver's Manual High School students will have a really short summer in 2012. Shortly after the Fourth of July holiday, Manual H.S. students will begi...

Northwest Denver Gears Up

Posted 11.17.2011 | Denver

A seven-year federal grant of $4.8 million has been awarded to eight northwest Denver schools in the hopes of encouraging and improving college prepar...

Emily Sirota Offers True Reform for DPS

Michael Merrifield | Posted 08.21.2012 | Denver
Michael Merrifield

Emily Sirota is the only candidate in the school board races who has outlined a detailed, pragmatic plan to strengthen public education for the long haul.

DPS Board Elections Should Focus on Issues

Barbara O’Brien | Posted 12.28.2011 | Denver
Barbara O’Brien

The Denver school board election is just a few days away, and more people are paying attention to this year's race than ever before. But in the last couple days, it has not been for the right reasons.

The Grown-Up in the Room: DPS Board Candidate Emily Sirota

Nancy Cronk | Posted 12.21.2011 | Denver
Nancy Cronk

Above all the din of the warring factions, one rational, knowledgeable voice continues to bring voters back to the reason the school board exists: doing what's best for the children and families of Denver.