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Gov. Snyder prevented release of lead test results at schools, e-mails suggest

Gov. Snyder prevented release of lead test results at schools, e-mails suggest

Gov. Snyder ordered state officials to withhold alarming evidence that Flint schools had dangerous levels of lead in their drinking water, according to new e-mails. …

Gov. Snyder could be booted from office by August after recall petition approved

Gov. Snyder could be booted from office by August after recall petition approved

Voters may finally get a chance to recall Gov. Rick Snyder, who has come under fierce fire for his handling of the Flint water crisis. …

Here’s what happened to 58 vacant schools taken over by Detroit

Here’s what happened to 58 vacant schools taken over by Detroit

The city of Detroit took possession of 58 vacant, blighted DPS schools that were left to languish as they were gutted by scrappers under the control of the state. …

Ex-Flint EM to resign from DPS, refuses to testify at Congressional hearing

Ex-Flint EM to resign from DPS, refuses to testify at Congressional hearing

The news comes on the same day the FBI confirmed it was investigating officials' role in the Flint…

Detroit schools riddled with rodents, mold, broken toilets, fire hazards, no heat

Detroit schools riddled with rodents, mold, broken toilets, fire hazards, no heat

The sobering discovery comes after Mayor Mike Duggan began requiring inspections of all 97 schools in the Detroit…

Report: DPS on brink of collapse as state fails to manage crisis

Report: DPS on brink of collapse as state fails to manage crisis

The state has fueled the decline by reducing funding, closing schools and allowing nearly 100 charter schools to…

Plan to improve DPS gives Snyder, Duggan more control over Detroit’s education

Plan to improve DPS gives Snyder, Duggan more control over Detroit’s education

Gov. Snyder and Mayor Duggan would gain more control of DPS under new legislation. …

Mayor Duggan pledges to inspect all 97 DPS school buildings for health violations

Mayor Duggan pledges to inspect all 97 DPS school buildings for health violations

State officials have been slow to correct health violations that include mold, structural issues, fire and electrical hazards…

Motor City Muckraker to focus on education, Mayor Duggan’s administration in 2016

Motor City Muckraker to focus on education, Mayor Duggan’s administration in 2016

In 2015, we spent a year investigating Detroit's beleaguered, mismanaged Fire Department, leading to reforms and the ousting…

Firefighters find body in trunk of burned car outside Detroit school

Firefighters find body in trunk of burned car outside Detroit school

The victim was the sixth murder victim discovered by firefighters in two months. …

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