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Three school districts in the state are getting some extra help. 


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Looking to have what they call an “honest discussion” about racial inequality in Michigan, the Michigan League for Public Policy held its annual forum Monday. 


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Poor performing Detroit schools could be closing soon.  Attorney General Bill Schuette issued an opinion clarifying a section of the school code Wednesday.


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Governor Rick Snyder has signed a $617 million dollar bailout of the Detroit Public Schools – which he says represents a fresh start for the financially and academically struggling district.


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The state Legislature has adopted a Republican-only bailout plan for the Detroit Public Schools without the support of Democrats or Detroit lawmakers. 


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The state Senate could vote this week on a Detroit Public Schools bailout plan, even though it’s a departure from the bipartisan compromise already adopted by the chamber.  


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There’s less money than expected for Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature to put together the next state budget.  There’s also a shortfall in the current fiscal year.  


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The state Legislature re-convenes this week to hash out a solution to the Detroit schools’ looming financial collapse.  


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A controversial GOP plan to overhaul Detroit’s schools has landed in the state Senate and is getting a skeptical reception. 


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Republican leaders in Lansing had some harsh words for teachers who virtually shut down the Detroit school district Monday with a “sickout.”  That’s after they were told they could soon be facing payless paydays.


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The Legislature returns to Lansing this week following a two-week spring break.  Big issues facing lawmakers include the Flint water crisis and a Detroit Public Schools bailout. 


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The principal of Ypsilanti Community High School Tanya Bowman has been placed on administrative leave.


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The state Senate has approved a more-than $700 million plan for a financial bailout of the Detroit school system. 


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The state House has approved $50 million in emergency spending to keep Detroit Public Schools open through the school year.   


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The new emergency manager of Detroit Public Schools says time is running out for lawmakers to approve a bailout.  


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Michigan’s top treasury official is warning lawmakers to not let the state’s largest school district go bankrupt. 


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State House Speaker Kevin Cotter says bankruptcy is still an option to help resolve Detroit Public Schools’ financial crisis. 


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Democrats are criticizing a new state House proposal to rescue Detroit Public Schools.


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Governor Rick Snyder’s budget proposal for the coming fiscal year pays a lot of attention to Flint’s drinking water crisis and the state’s infrastructure shortcomings.


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Detroit parents, teachers, and school officials were in Lansing on Tuesday to speak out on bills meant to rescue Michigan’s largest district.


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Legislative hearings are underway on a plan to keep Detroit Public Schools (DPS) from going broke.  


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A state legislator from Washtenaw County is advocating a revisit of the emergency manager law after Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Darnell Earley’s resignation announcement Tuesday morning.


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Legislation meant to stop teacher “sickout” protests is one step closer to becoming law. 


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State lawmakers and the public could get their first look today at legislation to overhaul the Detroit Public Schools


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State lawmakers could consider legislation meant to stop teacher “sickout” protests, like the ones that closed about 60 Detroit schools Monday. 


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