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Roy Roberts (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Detroit Schools Manager To Stay On For Awhile

Gov. Rick Snyder says the state-appointed emergency manager for Detroit’s public schools has decided to postpone his plans to step down by up to six months.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/15/2013

Roy Roberts (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Emergency Manager For Detroit Public Schools To Step Down

Gov. Snyder says Roy Roberts has done a “fabulous” job.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/02/2013

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Detroit High School Coach Killed

A recently retired Detroit high school basketball coach has been fatally shot.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/01/2013

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Could Robert Bobb Be Weighing A Run For Mayor?

The Washington Post is reporting that Bobb, the former emergency financial manager for Detroit Public Schools, has taken discreet steps to explore a run for mayor in the nation’s capitol.

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/29/2013

Roy Roberts outlines the new DPS plan. (credit: Sandra McNeil/WWJ)

Detroit Public Schools Unveils New Strategic Plan

Four schools will close and, for some students, the school year will be longer …

WWJ Newsradio 950–04/11/2013

Roy Roberts - Detroit Public Schools - Emergency Financial Manager. (File Photo)

Detroit Public Schools’ Emergency Manager To Fire Superintendent

The state-appointed emergency manager for the Detroit Public Schools says he’ll fire a superintendent and make other changes to exert control over academic policies.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/28/2013

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Judge Draws Lines Over Power In Detroit Schools

A judge says the Detroit school board has authority over academic policies, at least for the next five weeks before a new emergency manager law kicks in.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/20/2013


Detroit Praised For 65 Percent Graduation Rate, Increase Echoed Across The State

More than 53 percent of Michigan’s school districts saw higher graduation rates, including many of the largest districts.

CBS Detroit–02/13/2013

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Job Vacancies For Qualified Teachers In Detroit On The Rise

The once-beleaguered teaching industry in Detroit is now back on the mend.


Detroit classroom (WWJ Photo, File)

Report: Childhood Poverty High In Detroit, But Teen Pregnancy Down

“Another positive outcome was the decreasing rate of children testing positive for elevated blood lead levels, down more than 75 percent across all age group between 2001 and 2010,” the report found.

CBS Detroit–01/24/2013