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January 9, 2018
Former Detroit schools finance chief accused of bungling paperwork says he’s not to blame
The dispute could play a role at Tuesday’s board meeting, where the former official plans to defend his reputation amid criticism from Superintendent Nikolai Vitti.
December 22, 2017
What would make 2018 the best yet for Detroit’s students? Nine leaders who care about education weigh in.
It been a year full of ups and down, but big challenges mean there are lots of opportunities for improvement.
December 21, 2017
Paperwork snafu cost Detroit school district $6.5 million in state funds
The error won't affect current students because the problem relates to the old Detroit Public Schools, which exists only to pay down legacy debt and no longer runs schools.
Battle to buy a school
December 20, 2017
New state legislation aims to help private and charter schools — like Detroit Prep — buy vacant school buildings
The Michigan state senate has approved legislation that supporters hope will pave the way for a Detroit charter school…
Early childhood literacy
December 19, 2017
How to make a good reader? Combine in-school tutoring with hundreds of books for toddlers and babies
The is part of a state-wide push to help more children learn to read before a new state law forces schools to hold back third-graders who aren’t reading at grade level
December 14, 2017
Another weapon for charters in their war with the Detroit school district: A new ‘parent’ group that will lobby on behalf of charter schools
In the escalating battle over charter schools in Detroit, a local advocacy group is gearing up for an offensive that includes a new…
What's in a name?
December 12, 2017
Detroit has one of the nation’s only schools named for a Trump cabinet member. That name could change soon.
Among schools that could be affected by ending schools named after living people is the Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine.
December 11, 2017
Educators agree student funding in Michigan is broken. This group hopes their research will change that.
After 19 months and hundreds of interviews with educators across the state, a collaborative of Michigan school officials, former legislators and business leaders…
Struggling Detroit schools
December 5, 2017
A Detroit district plan would allow ‘master teachers’ to coach less experienced colleagues and reduce class sizes
The program will enable schools to have model classrooms where less experienced teachers can go to watch master teachers work.
November 29, 2017
A high-tech approach to boost language skills starts with infants in Detroit
Can an expensive program combining early intervention and technology beat back the reading gap?
Vacant schools in Detroit
November 15, 2017
As the Detroit district focuses on improving its building stock, it’s still unclear why one sale is being denied
He also proposed creating a focus group to look into the salaries of principals and administrators.
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