Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Don't like the water shut-offs in Detroit? Now you can pay someone's overdue water bill
- Approaching construction on the highway? Experts say the "zipper merge" can help
- Proposal 1 asks Michigan voters to weigh in on a complex tax issue
- This ballot proposal is critical to Michigan's economy, but most people won't bother to vote on it
- These three female candidates could be some of the most interesting leaders in Michigan
Mon January 17, 2011
Detroit school board to talk about district's academic plan
A Wayne County judge ruled last month that the Detroit school board is in charge of academics for the district, not the district’s financial manager. But both sides have to come to an agreement on how to implement the ruling, since Bobb’s team implemented several classroom reforms while the lawsuit was pending.
Anthony Adams is the school board’s president. He says it’s in the district’s best interest to keep most of Bobb’s reforms in place:
"It would not be a proper approach to radically alter in the middle of an academic school year an academic plan that the teachers have been trained on, the students have become accustomed to. So it’s up to us to be good stewards of public trust and to move in a very measured fashion."
Adams says he is cautiously optimistic the Board will vote to approve the settlement.
Adams says the Board will also discuss criteria for hiring a new superintendent, whom they hope to have in place by May.