• Detroit Federation of Teachers President Ivy Bailey addresses teachers outside the school district's headquarters, Tuesday, May 3, 2016, in Detroit. Nearly all of Detroit's public schools were closed for a second consecutive day Tuesday after hundreds of teachers called out sick over concerns that many may not get paid if the financially struggling district runs out of money. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

    Teacher sick-outs close most Detroit schools for a 2nd day

    DETROIT (AP) — Teachers who closed Detroit schools for two days by calling out sick announced Tuesday that they would return to the classroom after receiving assurance from the district’s manager that they would be paid.

  • FILE- In an Oct. 2, 2012 file photo, Osborn Collegiate Academy of Mathematics, Science and Technology Principal Tanya Bowman is seen in Detroit. Bankruptcies, tax liens and civil judgments are among the financial troubles that were faced by some Detroit principals accused of receiving kickbacks on inflated invoices for classroom supplies, in a school system crippled by debt and serving among the most under-privileged children in the country. (David Coates/Detroit News via AP, File) DETROIT FREE PRESS OUT; HUFFINGTON POST OUT; MANDATORY CREDIT

    Some principals charged with kickbacks faced financial woes

    DETROIT (AP) — A dozen Detroit principals and an administrator are accused of finding a way to bleed their struggling public schools of $900,000 — ordering chairs, writing paper and other supplies that in most cases were never delivered, even as investigators doggedly battled fraud in a district that lacks textbooks and even toilet paper.