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Michigan’s ‘band-aid’ for filling teaching jobs is expanding. Here’s what you need to know.
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September 13, 2018
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September 14, 2018
For this Detroit teacher, math is about teaching ‘what makes something true’
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September 11, 2018
Ben Carson, Aretha Franklin, will be part of lengthy public debates as Detroit board approves new policy to rename school buildings
September 6, 2018
Here’s how much it will cost to fix your school. Report puts a price tag on repairs at every school in Detroit’s main district.
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September 10, 2018
Mark your calendars: Here are four chances to dig into the issues facing Detroit schools
As we at Chalkbeat work to cover education in Detroit, we’re keeping our ears to the ground by participating in four upcoming events…
September 5, 2018
These Detroit schools are the city’s most improved
Sean Townsin has a one-word explanation for why his small charter school was among the most improved in the Detroit this year in…
September 4, 2018
Despite heat, water problems, Detroit students get a fresh start
It took a lunch table of high schoolers to give Superintendent Nikolai Vitti some good news on the first day of school.
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August 31, 2018
Detroit superintendent accuses charter school leader of using drinking water crisis to disparage district
Vitti on Friday sent a cease and desist letter to Mark Ornstein, who heads the University Prep charter school network, demanding that Ornstein correct a “defamatory statement” he made in an automated phone call to parents this week.
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August 31, 2018
Superintendent Vitti wants to overhaul an elite Detroit school. Here’s how.
Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti surprised parents this week with plans to overhaul one of the city’s elite schools. Starting next year,…
August 30, 2018
Is Detroit ‘the best city in America for teachers’? City leaders are giving recruits a few more reasons to say ‘yes’
Hiring teachers in Detroit has long been fiercely competitive, with schools sweetening their offers with unusual financial perks in an effort to recruit…
August 29, 2018
Michigan is failing its students, as state test scores keep tanking
Despite years of education reform, millions of dollars in targeted spending, scores on the M-STEP sank even lower this past school year in most grades and test subjects.
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April 16, 2018
Let’s solve the right problems for Detroit’s students with disabilities — not recycle old ones
I’ve spent 25 years both studying and actively trying to improve schools for students with disabilities. Segregated settings aren't the answer.
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How Chicago schools’ fingerprinting requirements are scaring away undocumented parents
After sex-abuse revelations, Chicago schools are fingerprinting more volunteers. But that's scaring away undocumented parents from campuses, critics say.
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How one Memphis leader works to stop both ends of the school-to-prison pipeline
Michael Spearman is the lead behavior specialist for Shelby County Schools and a longtime officer and detective with the Memphis Police Department.
September 14, 2018
Four things New York City schools chancellor Richard Carranza says he’ll focus on this year
Richard Carranza spoke before an influential group of business and education leaders Friday morning to reiterate his vision for New York City schools…
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