Eleanore Catolico, Chalkbeat Detroit
October 26, 2020 | Eleanore Catolico, Chalkbeat Detroit
The Detroit Financial Review Commission voted Monday to release the Detroit Public Schools Community District from state financial oversight until the end of 2021, a crucial step in the district’s efforts to control its budget and finances.
August 28, 2020 | Eleanore Catolico, Chalkbeat Detroit
The Detroit district and the union had been at odds over safe working conditions for teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The deal comes about a week after union members voted to allow leadership to launch a safety strike if certain demands weren’t met.
August 24, 2020 | Eleanore Catolico, Chalkbeat Detroit
School principals began asking teachers last week if they prefer to teach in person or remotely. Classes resume Sept. 8 for the district’s 51,000 students.
August 19, 2020 | Eleanore Catolico, Chalkbeat Detroit
The “yes” vote means union members could now walk if the district doesn’t abandon its plan to provide in-person learning to some students whose parents chose that option.
Protestors blocked buses from picking up children in Detroit Monday, in a tense scene that captured the struggle between education and safety amidst a pandemic.