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August 28, 2019
After a year, drinking water is flowing again in Detroit district schools
The Detroit school district has installed more than 500 water hydration stations to ensure students drink water free of high levels of lead or copper.
July 31, 2018
Raising taxes, partnering with developers and four other ways Detroit main school district could address its facilities crisis
When the time comes to repair school buildings, most districts in Michigan put a tax increase the ballot, effectively asking voters to back…
Is Lemmons leaving?
May 16, 2018
Detroit school board member Lemmons weighs leaving, slams colleagues he says listen to special interests
Name recognition could help Detroit school board member LaMar Lemmons in his run for Senate. If not, he'll run for board re-election
Proceeding with caution
April 30, 2018
A controversial joint bus route for Detroit district and charter schools hits a speed bump
A city effort to create a shared bus route that would transport children to both district and charter schools in Detroit is getting some extra scrutiny from the Detroit school board — even asbut the cost could be coming down for participating schools.
March 14, 2018
Detroit school board to protesters: Please remain civil. Protesters to school board: You’re naive
The meeting is being rescheduled, while the board president is making an appeal for civility.
change at the top
March 23, 2017
Warning of ‘inconsistency at the top,’ Detroit school administrators, teachers urge board to reconsider Meriweather
The letter calls on the board to give Meriweather a formal interview noting that district leadership has “seen up close and personal the detriment of inconsistency at the top.”
March 22, 2017
Despite being passed over for top job, Alycia Meriweather says she’s focused on changes ahead for Detroit schools
Meriweather's hopeful predictions about the future struck an odd note just days after the Detroit school board narrowed its superintendent search to three finalists that did not include Meriweather.
Hitting the road?
February 13, 2017
Detroit parents steered to ‘better’ schools — that don’t actually take Detroit kids
Parents at schools marked for closure in Detroit were given a list of nearly 60 districts with 'better' schools — but many of those districts don’t accept Detroit kids.
Fighting to fix
February 9, 2017
Detroit school board and superintendent: We can improve the local schools the state wants to close
"The school board is committed to improving our schools, not shutting them down," said the president of the board, which will hire a law firm to battle closures.
January 11, 2017
New board takes on ‘awesome responsibility’ of running a district plagued by serious challenges
"And with that you are imbued with the awesome responsibility of the children of the city of Detroit,” the judge told them after administering the oath.
Money to run
November 3, 2016
Detroit school board candidates rake in thousands from friends, unions — and their own pockets
Most candidates are going into election day without much of a chance to influence voters in a city-wide race that will define the future for a new district.
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