Roy Roberts

DPS Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts speaks to the congregation at Oak Groves AME church in Detroit. (WWJ/Terri Lee)

Detroit Public Schools Call On God To Get Kids In Class For Fall

Detroit Public Schools, including DPS Emergency Financial Manager Roy Roberts, are trying to move heaven and earth to make sure students fill the seats in the schools of Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/19/2012

(WWJ Photo, File)

Ruling Splits Control Of Detroit Schools Pending EM Vote

The Detroit Board of Education cannot regain control over 15 school transferred to the state, but the elected body does have academic control in the district, a judge ruled Tuesday.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/14/2012

Michigan School Report Cards Released

The Michigan Department of Education is out with its latest assessment. Where do your neighborhood schools stand?

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/02/2012

Detroit teachers rally in Detroit. (WWJ/ Sandra McNeill)

District Emergency Manager Makes Overture To Teacher’s Union

A rally with hundreds of teachers led by American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten took place at the New Center Place in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/27/2012

(WWJ Photo/Mike Campbell)

Detroit Hosts American Federation Of Teachers

For the first time in more than 30 years, The American Federation of Teachers is holding its a convention in Detroit.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/27/2012

Teachers Union rally (file photo WWJ)

AFT Chief: Teachers, Public Education Under Attack

The president of the American Federation of Teachers says anti-labor campaigns around the country threaten teachers’ well-being and the group’s “very existence as a union.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/27/2012

(WWJ Photo/Sandra McNeil)

Hundreds Protest Detroit Teachers’ Contract

Postal workers, the UAW and the AFL-CIO joined a crowd of teachers Thursday in front the Fisher Building.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/19/2012

A vacant home in Detroit. (WWJ Photo/Vickie Thomas)

Plan Would Help Detroit Boost Safety, Fight Blight

Detroit Mayor Dave Bing says he welcomes Gov. Rick Snyder’s plan to help stabilize Detroit neighborhoods near city schools.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/13/2012

Union Chief: New Detroit Teachers’ Deal Is ‘Farce’

A new contract imposed by a state-appointed overseer requires Detroit school teachers to pay far more for their dental care and reduces their life insurance benefits without a salary hike, a union leader said Tuesday, blasting the cost-cutting plan as a “farce.”

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/04/2012

Roy Roberts, DPS Emergency Manager

DPS Imposes New Contract; Teachers Union Unhappy

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts has issued an order to impose a new labor contract with the Detroit Federal of Teachers.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2012