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Galesburg-August considers privatization to save money

"Galesburg-Augusta schools could move forward with a plan to privatize custodial and janitorial services unless the unions representing those employees can come up with $180,000 in concessions by the end of June ..."

Highland Park could charterize district

"The emergency manager appointed to Highland Park schools wants to turn operation of the district over to a charter management company to keep it open ..."

Mount Pleasant alternative school could go online

"Mount Pleasant Public Schools could convert its alternative high school into an online-only program in order to balance its 2013 budget ..."

Black charter school students top host district counterparts

"Black students in charter public schools outperformed their counterparts in conventional school districts and statewide on the 2011 MEAP test ..."

DPS to lose $4 million due to low attendance

"Detroit Public Schools will have to repay the state $4.2 million after attendance fell below 75 percent on several target dates during the 2010-2011 school year ..."

DeWitt to sell timber to help solve overspending crisis

"DeWitt Public Schools plans to make about $43,000 by selling timber located on school property, including some trees that could be 200 years old ..."

Lear gives $1.5 million to Detroit tutoring program

"Juniors and seniors at the East English Village Preparatory Academy will be paid to help tutor middle schools students as part of a $1.5 million grant Lear Corp. is giving Detroit Public Schools ..."

Senate opts not to vote on school pension reform bill

"The Michigan Legislature recessed for a month without passing a controversial school employee pension reform bill ..."

Governor backs $4 million teacher evaluation pilot program

"Gov. Rick Snyder said he supports a year-long pilot program to study teacher evaluation processes in 12 school districts statewide, but wants to cap the cost at $4 million ..."

Detroit teachers union threatens lawsuit over hiring practices

"The Detroit Federation of Teachers says it might sue Detroit Public Schools over the evaluation and hiring process of teachers for the 2012-2013 school year ..."