Michigan Matters: Filling the Gaps in Education and Keeping Michiganders HealthierEducation was front and center on the Michigan Matters round table as Tonya Allen, David Nicholson, and Charlie Beckham appeared with Senior Producer/Host Carol Cain to talk about how to improve things in schools across the region.
High Lead And Copper Levels Found At 57 Detroit Public SchoolsThe Detroit Public Schools says elevated levels of lead or copper have been found in water fixtures at 57 of 86 schools tested so far.
Detroit Schools Cradle-To-Career Campus Gets $50M Boost From The Kresge FoundationDetroit's public school district is planning a so-called cradle to career campus at Marygrove College as part of an effort to create a hub for urban education.
Detroit Schools Shut Off Drinking Water Due To Lead, Copper Drinking water is being shut off at all Detroit public schools because the water in 16 of them was found to have high levels of lead or copper.
Judge Dismisses Detroit Schools Literacy Lawsuit A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit focused on the poor reading skills of students at several Detroit schools, including because he concluded there is no right to literacy.
Detroit Principal Loses Appeal Over Bribery Conviction An appeals court has affirmed the conviction of a Detroit school principal who was sentenced to two years in prison for taking bribes from a contractor.
16 New "Summer Fun Centers" Opened In Detroit On MondayThere was already 11 existing recreation centers so with these additions there are now 27, which is the largest number in the city in more than a decade.
Wildlife Refuge Partners With Detroit School To Teach ConservationStudents at a Detroit public school are learning about conservation and natural resources through a partnership with the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge.
DPS To Showcase Science, Other Educational OfferingsThe Detroit Public Schools Community District will hold an All Schools S.T.E.A.M -- science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics -- Showcase at the city's Eastern Market.
Count Day Incentives Offered For Detroit School StudentsA private ice skating party and song-writing workshops are among incentives being offered to Detroit schools with the highest attendance on Count Day.
Detroit's School Board Has Power For First Time In 7 YearsSeveral governor-appointed emergency managers began controlling the district in 2009.
Top Senator Criticizes Detroit Schools Manager Over ContractThe DPS emergency manager says it's a matter of "fairness," and a "modest" boost in salaries will help attract high-quality teachers.
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.
Plea 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.