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Michigan committee to begin reviewing Detroit schools plan

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) -

A plan to restructure Detroit's ailing school district is set for review in a legislative committee.

The Senate Government Operations Committee will hold the first hearing on Gov. Rick Snyder's plan Thursday. He's proposing $715 million more in state funding over 10 years for the district, which he warns will start running out of money to pay bills this spring.

Students would attend school in a new district, while the old one would remain intact to retire operating debt.

The legislation doesn't yet identify a funding source.

Snyder has announced the pending resignation of the district's state-appointed emergency financial manager, Darnell Earley. Democrats in the Republican-led Legislature also want to eliminate an entity operating 15 low-performing Detroit schools and to return the district to full local control more quickly.

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