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Detroit Schools

Ellen DeGeneres Announces $500K In Donations For Detroit SchoolA Detroit school in dire need of upgrades and repairs is getting some help from Ellen DeGeneres.
Detroit District Shifts $300K To Address Building IssuesThe school district said the funds are being transferred from existing spending plans of other district departments.
Detroit School Principal Who Drove Maserati Pleads Guilty To Taking BribesA former Detroit high school principal who drove a Maserati has pleaded guilty to accepting nearly $60,000 from a company hired to perform tutoring services.
Sickout Planned By Some DPS Students: 'If Everybody Is Saying The Conditions Are Terrible, Why Are They Just Ignoring This?'Some Cass Technical High School students are planning their own sickout in response to the poor conditions of Detroit Public Schools.
Detroit Starts City-Wide Inspections Of School BuildingsEach of the district's 97 school buildings is to be looked at by the end of April.
'Sickouts' Get The Attention Of State Superintendent, Talks Pending With DPS Emergency ManagerState Superintendent Brian Whiston says he understands the teachers frustration.
Fewer Security Guards In Detroit Schools Due To Budget Cuts"Things happen in a school in an instant..."
Gov. Snyder Pitches Pricey Plan To Fix Detroit Schools"I want to help these kids as fast as we can."
'Snyder Flu' Continues As Detroit Students, Teachers Protest Plan For Charter SchoolsCass Tech teacher and activist Steve Conn says the sick-out is just a start of things to come.
Former Detroit School Principal Charged With Taking Bribes“It is incredibly disheartening when school officials and vendors steal money that was intended to educate students, as these charges allege."
Detroit School Kids Treated 'Like Mice In A Lab' Says Former Councilman, Calling For Lawsuit"I believe that the state of Michigan should be sued...I think it's a crime."
Deposition: Pugh Left Detroit Over Sex Scandal EmbarrassmentCharles Pugh told lawyers in a videotaped deposition played Thursday during his civil trial that he "was embarrassed" knowing that others would find out about the "horrible thing" he had done.

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