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Lipton: EAA mistreats special ed students

In April, the Education Achievement Authority (EAA) reported more than 5,000 discipline-related infractions occurred over a five month period in its 15 Detroit schools. Offenses ranged from fights to truancy to gambling and disorderly conduct, according to published reports. State Rep. Ellen Cogen-Lipton, D-Huntington Woods, and Wayne RESA Special ED Parent Advocate Aurora Harris say they believe they have ...

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Detroit stands up to Monsanto

“Worldwide on all seven continents today people are marching. They’re moving and creating the tipping point for us to push back against corporate interests,” Charity Hicks, coordinator of the Detroit Food Justice Taskforce and one of the founders of the Detroit Black Community Food Security Network, told an energized crowd gathered in Detroit’s Eastern Market May 25. ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Next mayor on Mackinac? By Sam Riddle Special to the Michigan Citizen Who’s who is packing for Fudge Island to discuss public policy already decided upon with no real need to do anything but dodge horse poop in between drinks, meals and more drinks, and to see if Jeb has really gained as much weight as they say. The next Republican presidential primary may be between the really big boys if Christie doesn’t ...

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Selling the DIA at Mackinac

The political and economic elite of Michigan are gathering on Mackinac Island for the annual Policy Conference sponsored by the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce. It is billed as an opportunity for “comprehensive dialogue on culture, education and the 21st century global market.” Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush is the keynote speaker. Michelle Rhee, a primary figure in the test-students-to-death movemen ...

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Trial begins for officer who killed Aiyana Stanley Jones

The trial for Detroit police officer Joseph Weekley in the shooting death of 7-year-old Aiyana Stanley Jones began May 29. In a military-style raid on the Jones’ near east side home May 16, 2010, Weekley shot into the house, killing Aiyana as she slept on the family’s living room sofa. The raid was being filmed for AMC's "First 48." ...

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To self-build as an example to others: ‘This is truly the best gift that I can bring back strong’

In the name of Allah the Most Beneficent the Most Merciful: I have been all over the Middle East, from Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and so forth. And I must say that Madina and Mecca have absolutely stood apart. One reason is that this is a main pillar of Islam. It is obligatory upon every single Muslim around the world to at least have the sincere intention to make the holy pilgrimag ...

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Oakman Parents continue fight to keep school open

Oakman Orthopedic School parent Antonio Council wraps in “Save Oakman” banner to keep warm. Parents and students braved the rain and cold to demonstrate in front of the Fischer Building, May 23. The parents are engaged in a struggle to keep their special school open for their special needs children after EM Roy Roberts announced his unilateral decision April 10. According to the new EM law, PA 436, the EM i ...

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