- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 3, 2016

DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit parent organization will host a rally in the city and in Lansing as it advocates for building repairs and supporting teachers in Detroit Public Schools.

The Detroit Parent Network says it will hold a rally Tuesday that will convene at its building and march to the Fisher Building, which has school district offices. The group will then travel to Lansing to continue to rally.

Rolling teacher sick-outs in the Detroit district have forced dozens of schools to close on various days. The sick-outs come amid complaints of poor pay, unsafe buildings and other issues, including mold and rodent infestations.

Officials said this week that the school district is working to address building maintenance issues, including those cited in recent city inspections and a lawsuit by the teachers’ union.

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