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Mon Dec 4, 2017, 04:12 PM

A fight for teachers weakens Detroit schools.

Like many school leaders in Detroit, Danielle Robinson spent the month of August doggedly searching for teachers.

Robinson is the top Detroit official for Phalen Leadership Academies, a nonprofit charter school network that took over three Detroit schools from another manager in July.

By late August, with the start of school just days away, Phalen still needed 34 teachers to staff Murphy, Stewart and Trix elementary schools.

And there wasn’t much time.

“We did $5,000 retention bonuses,” Robinson said. “We did $5,000 signing bonuses. We did $1,000 referral bonuses … We needed to make sure we had enough teachers because that’s a huge thing for students when they come back — a permanent teacher in the classroom.”

Read more: http://www.bridgemi.com/detroit-journalism-cooperative/fight-teachers-weakens-detroit-schools

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Mon Dec 4, 2017, 04:42 PM

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This is really interesting.

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