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Will Lansing Increase Number Of Charter Schools Allowed?

The debate continues in Lansing over whether to raise the number of Michigan charter schools.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/12/2011

Mich. House Panel OKs Bill To Allow More Charters

– A state House committee has approved a measure that would allow for more public charter schools in Michigan, and supporters said they believe it could gain final passage by the end of the year.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/30/2011

State House Debates Lifting Charter Schools Cap

Members of a coalition fighting the legislation have a question for Gov. Rick Snyder.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/02/2011

Michigan Senate Approves Charter School Expansion

The Republican-led Michigan Senate has approved a bill that could lead to more charter schools in the state.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/06/2011

Doug Ross, left, with DPS emergency manager Roy Roberts. (WWJ Photo/Stephanie Davis)

Doug Ross To Head DPS Charter Schools Office

A critic of the Detroit Public Schools has been tapped to lead a major office in the district.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2011

Detroit Public Schools.

Renaissance Charter Schools To Hold Open Houses

The newly-selected operators for Detroit Public Schools’ five Renaissance charter schools will hold ‘Open Houses’ this week, beginning Monday at the schools.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/13/2011

Bids Submitted For Turning 50 Detroit Schools Into Charter Schools

Applications for the new charter schools seeking to open this fall will be evaluated and recommendations made to district emergency financial manager Robert Bobb by early June.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/04/2011

Cooley High School in Detroit.

DPS Says Charter Schools Need To Prove Themselves

Detroit Public School officials set to release a proposal outlining what charter school operators need to bring to the table if they want to take over a DPS building.



DPS To Identify 45 ‘Renaissance Schools’ Slated For Turnaround

On Wednesday we’ll find out what Detroit Public Schools will be converted to charter schools under Emergency Financial Manager Robert Bobb’s turnaround plan.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/30/2011


Robert Bobb Wants New Charter Schools In Detroit

The DPS emergency financial manager is calling for the conversion of 41 public schools. He says the plan would help shave up to $99 million in costs.