JC Reindl, Detroit Free Press, April 2, 2017
Hundreds of parents and their school-age children spent Sunday afternoon seeing and hearing reasons for attending Detroit Public Schools Community District, which is poised this summer to regain some of its previous size when a so-called state reform district disbands.
Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, March 20, 2017
"Papers will be served today," Alycia Meriweather, the interim superintendent for the district, said during a meeting Monday morning with parents and community members at Central Collegiate Academy.
"Just know, we're standing with you against closure by the" School Reform Office, Meriweather said. "If any school closures are to happen, it should be at the behest of the elected school board.
Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, March 14, 2017
The Detroit Public Schools Community District board of education approved a resolution tonight designed to ensure that immigrant students are safe within the district's schools.
The SafeZone resolution, as it was called, is designed to ensure that the district provides protection, support and assistance to "people of different citizenship statuses," said Misha Stallworth, a board member who offered the resolution.
Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press, March 7, 2017Michigan Superintendent Brian Whiston said today that the state this school year won't force the closure of any of the chronically failing schools that have been identified for being shut down if their districts enter into agreements with the state.
But that doesn't mean all of the schools will remain open.
Lori Higgins , Detroit Free Press
The State of Michigan is putting off making a decision on whether to close as many as 38 chronically failing schools, according to a news release from Gov. Rick Snyder's office this afternoon.
Snyder has asked that all decisions be ready by May, though some could be announced sooner.
Members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers joined students, parents and teachers of Detroit Public Schools Community District Friday to protest the potential closure of 24 schools.
By Guest Blogger at The HUB Detroit
COMMENTARY by Sharlonda Buckman
More than 2,000 years ago the Greek physician Hippocrates told his medical students, “Listen to the patient – he’s trying to tell you what’s wrong with him!”
The Detroit Parent Network embraces that same philosophy as we fight to obtain the best education possible for our city’s children. We want state officials to “Listen to the parents.
The Detroit school board with the power to direct Michigan's largest school system has been seated for the first time in seven years.
The seven Detroit Public Schools Community board members were collectively sworn in by Michigan Court of Appeals and Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Diane Stephens before about 300 people who erupted in applause.
The state School Reform Office today released a highly anticipated list of 38 schools targeted for potential closure.
The list — which includes 16 schools in the Detroit Public Schools Community District — was released months after the office warned that schools showing no academic improvement and persistent poor performance from 2014 to 2016 could be shut down by the state.
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