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Detroit Teachers Union Says Threats Of Arrest Made Should Independent Inspectors Be Let In

DETROIT (WWJ) – The Detroit teachers’ union says the district is threatening to have its members arrested if they allow independent inspectors in school buildings. 268 more words

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Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley To Resign

DETROIT (WWJ) – It’s official: state-appointed Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley will resign.

Earley notified Gov. Rick Snyder of his decision Tuesday and says he completed work ahead of his 18-month schedule. 588 more words

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Detroit teachers union sues to get crumbling schools repaired

The Detroit Federation of Teachers (DFT) and a long list of parents and students on January 28 filed a lawsuit asking a judge to compel the Detroit school district’s emergency manager to repair dilapidated school buildings that threaten the health and safety of Detroit’s public school students. 839 more words

Garrett Introduces Legislation to Repeal Emergency Financial Manager Law

Lawmaker believes authority should be given back to local elected officials

LANSING —  State Representative and Minority Assistant Floor Leader LaTanya Garrett (D-Detroit) today introduced House Bill 5260 that would repeal Michigan’s emergency financial manager law, Public Act 436 of 2012. 289 more words

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Repeal Of Emergency Manager Law Part Of NAACP's Flint Plan

By David Eggert & Jeff Karoub, Associated Press

FLINT (AP) – Chief among the priorities national and local NAACP leaders listed Tuesday for the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint is the repeal of Michigan’s emergency manager law, which they view as a contributor to the public health emergency. 819 more words

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Judge Dismisses Case Against Striking Teachers Group

DETROIT (WWJ) – A judge has dismissed the case against ousted activist Detroit teacher Steve Conn and the Strike To Win Group.

Detroit Schools had filed an injunction against the teachers, trying to force them back to work after… 297 more words

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Detroit Teachers Plan Protest At Court Hearing On Sick-out

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – A judge plans to hear arguments in a lawsuit aimed at stopping a sick-out by Detroit teachers, absences that have closed schools and kept thousands of students at home at times over the past two weeks. 128 more words

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