- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 27, 2017

DETROIT (AP) - The new head of Detroit’s public schools wants to put more teachers in front of students as part of a district reorganization that’s expected to generate more than $5 million in revenue.

More than 60 instructional specialists’ jobs in the district’s central office will be eliminated with certified teachers currently filling those positions on special assignment moving back to classrooms.

Dozens of administrative positions also will be cut. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said Tuesday that employees in those jobs now can apply for other positions or teach if they are certified.

Cash saved by the reorganization will be pumped back into schools to improve access to technology, programming, and teacher and principal professional development.

Vitti says the district “must create a new culture … that is committed to directly supporting schools.”

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