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Detroit Teachers Working Second Jobs May Have To Begin Disclosing Them To District

Teachers and staff in Detroit’s main school district could soon have to tell their supervisors if they are supplementing their salaries with a side job. The school board’s policy committee last week approved a new policy that says the district  “expects employees to disclose outside employment” and bars employees from working a second job while on any kind of leave. The policy, which will now go to the full school board for more review before the board makes a final decision, comes amid a wh...

Detroit's Public Schools, Teachers Union Reach Tentative Contract Agreement

Details are sparse as they’ll be revealed to Detroit Federation of Teachers members later this week, but a tentative agreement has been reached between the new district that controls Detroit’s public schools and the 2,900 or so unionized teachers and staff who work there. Any deal not only must be approved by both parties, but also the Financial Review Commission overseeing the finances of the district. The DFT has called a special meeting of membership for after the first day of school Tuesda...

Most Buildings Repaired, But School Starts With As Many As 200 Teaching Jobs Unfilled In New Detroit Public District

Eight months after hundreds of Detroit teachers made national headlines by calling in sick to draw attention to deplorable conditions like rodents and buckling floors in public schools, city officials today announced that they’ve spent $2.5 million to get most city schools into tip-top shape ahead of the start of classes next week. At a press conference at the elite Bates Academy in northwest Detroit, Mayor Mike Duggan and school officials said that all but eight of the 94 school buildings in...

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