Duggan Cites Progress In DPS Health And Safety FixesDetroit school officials have spent $2.5 million on repairs and cite significant progress on building conditions a week before doors open for the new academic year, Mayor Mike Duggan said Monday.
Detroit Schools Tighten Financial Oversight After FraudDetroit's public school district has moved to tighten financial oversight following a federal investigation that uncovered kickbacks and bribery.
Sentencing For DPS Director Who Schemed To Reap $1.3M For Tutoring Never ProvidedCarolyn Starkey Darden told a judge she had served hundreds of students, but she also admitted to submitting "false and exaggerated" billings over seven years.
Michigan Legislature Close To Approving $617M Detroit Schools BailoutMichigan lawmakers may be close to approving a $617 million bailout of the debt-ridden Detroit Public Schools.
Bailout Of Detroit Schools Moves Forward In LegislatureLegislators have 28 days to strike a deal before emergency aid previously approved for the district will run out.
Michigan House May Vote On $617 Million For Detroit SchoolsThe bills would retire the district's enormous $467 million operating debt over time and provide $150 million to transition to a new district in July.
Detroit Principal Who Drove Maserati Gets Prison In Bribery CaseShe says payoffs were part of the education culture in Detroit.
Detroit Public Schools Announces Academic Advisory CouncilSuccessful models in use elsewhere could be implemented in Detroit.
4 Special Education Students Taken To Hospital After Car Crashes Into BusA spokeswoman with Detroit Public Schools says the students from Nichols Elementary weren't hurt, but were taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Detroit Students Invite President Obama To Visit Schools, See Problems First-HandThe students think a visit from Obama will not only accelerate help for the district, but it would give the community hope and a sense that they're not alone.
Feds: Detroit Schools Administrator Pocketed $1.2M In Tutoring Scam"Everyone invested in the future of Detroit Public Schools should be outraged by the unlawful actions allegedly committed by this individual."
Another Detroit Principal Pleads Guilty In Kickback CaseAnother former Detroit Public Schools principal has pleaded guilty in a bribery and kickback scheme involving a long-time district supply vendor.