Roy Roberts

Jack Martin speaks at a news conference. (credit: Vickie Thomas/WWJ)

Detroit Schools Get New Emergency Manager

Gov. Rick Snyder stopped in Detroit Monday to announce that Jack Martin will take over for Roy Roberts effective immediately.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/15/2013

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

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


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

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

Doug Ross Announces Move From DPS

DPS Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts made the announcement Tuesday, saying Ross left the district to focus on the turnaround of urban high schools outside DPS.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/05/2013

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

Detroit Schools Boss Might Quit If Prop 1 Fails

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts says if Michigan voters reject Proposal 1, he might not be able to continue in his current position.

WWJ Newsradio 950–10/31/2012

Roy Roberts (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Detroit Schools Report Great Turnout First 2 Days

If the first couple of days are any indication, attendance at Detroit Public Schools is at an all-time high.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/06/2012

Detroit Public Schools Announces Bonus Plan

The Detroit Public Schools district says it has reached an agreement in principle with its unions on a bonus program for employees tied to the district’s financial performance