Wayne County judge rules Roberts to lose academic control over DPS

The Detroit Board of Education will regain its control over academics in the Detroit Public Schools (DPS), following a ruling by Wayne County Circuit Judge John Murphy on Tuesday, August 14. The Associated Press reported that DPS Emergency Manager Roy Roberts will retain control over financial matters involving the school district. In addition, the state will retain control of several schools in the system that Roberts had transferred over to a new state-sponsored district for low-performing schools. The Detroit Board of Education had challenged Roberts’ appointment, as well as the state’s control over select schools from the district. The board’s challenge centered around the fact that the state’s emergency manager law, Public Act 4, has been suspended pending the success or failure of a proposed repeal that will be on the November ballot…

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