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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks about his plan to overhaul the public education system in Detroit, including the district school system, charters in the city, and schools run separately by a state-run district.
—Charles V. Tines/The Detroit News/AP

Probe Muddies Efforts to Fix Detroit's Schools

A federal investigation of alleged corruption in Michigan's state-run school district may complicate Gov. Rick Snyder's turnaround plans for the city's school system. (November 5, 2015)

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The nation's third-largest school district is mired in money woes and fights among state and local leaders about over how to solve them.
February 5, 2016 - Education Week
School turnaround plans that replicate unsuccessful state-takeover models are a disservice to students, argue Kent McGuire and three researchers.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
A legislative panel wants the state to do more frequent audits of local districts, consolidate services, and dictate what efforts should be funded to improve student learning.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
A federal emergency was issued over the weekend as city and school officials in Flint, Mich., continued to deal with the fallout from high lead levels in the water supply and the threat the crisis poses to children.
January 19, 2016 - Education Week
The Education for Justice program, taken by select TFA candidates during their senior year of college, is based on feedback from principals, parents, and teacher educators.
January 15, 2016 - Education Week
The organization is putting a greater emphasis on equity and racial issues, even as its bona fides as a social-justice organization are fiercely contested.
January 15, 2016 - Education Week
Dozens of new after-school chess clubs have recently launched in the St. Louis region's most challenged schools.
January 12, 2016 - Education Week
The new federal K-12 law still requires states to identify their worst-performing schools, but states and districts have great leeway in how to turn them around.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
A recruiter for highly selective Gettysburg College scours schools for high-achieving low-income and minority prospects.
December 1, 2015 - Education Week
High-achieving students from immigrant families face a complex set of considerations in finding the right college.
December 1, 2015 - Education Week

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