The head of the River Rouge School District is one of two finalists for the superintendent’s job in Detroit.
WSU Board of Governors member Dana Thompson criticized the administration for tuition increases, a lack of transparency and the failure to present a serious and realistic plan to reverse the steep decline in black undergraduate enrollment.
Grosse Pointe schools have something in common with Detroit and Flint classrooms – dangerous levels of lead.
Gov. Snyder was sued for a second time this week, this time for his role in the deterioration of Detroit’s schools.
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.
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.
The shootout occurred on a block that is being redeveloped.
The sobering discovery comes after Mayor Mike Duggan began requiring inspections of all 97 schools in the Detroit Public Schools system.
State officials have been slow to correct health violations that include mold, structural issues, fire and electrical hazards and a lack of heat.
In 2015, we spent a year investigating Detroit’s beleaguered, mismanaged Fire Department, leading to reforms and the ousting of the top fire officials in 2015.