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3 days ago
A raise for these Detroit school employees was nine years coming
Detroit district teachers aren’t the only ones getting pay raises. The Detroit school board on Tuesday…
October 16, 2018
Promising students in Detroit lack access to high-level AP classes that are common in suburban schools
About half of Detroit’s high schools, both district and charter, offered no AP classes in 2015-2016, according to data that city schools reported to the federal government.
October 2, 2018
The children of 8B: One classroom, 31 journeys, and the reason it’s so hard to fix Detroit’s schools
The 31 eighth-graders in Bethune’s “8B” homeroom had collectively attended a total of 128 schools — an average of more than four schools each. They are among countless others just like them in cities like Detroit — kids who’ve spent their childhoods starting over every couple of years, navigating new schools, trying to fit in.
October 2, 2018
5 ways to stop students from changing schools — or at least reduce the impact
Solving the damaging problem of Detroit students moving frequently between schools would require sweeping policy changes to both stabilize housing and improve the quality of public education. But schools and policymakers could also take simpler, smaller steps to help ease a crisis created when more than 1 in 3 elementary school students change schools every year.
September 25, 2018
These parents won’t stop chipping away at literacy and the language barrier in Detroit schools
Para leer este artículo en español, oprima aquí. If you think it’s hard to navigate Detroit’s troubled school system, try doing it…
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.
Kindergartners arriving at Nichols Elementary-Middle School this week for the first day of school were welcomed to a building that needs massive repairs…
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.
Gifted and talented
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 29, 2018
Test scores spell trouble for the most struggling schools in Detroit and across the state. See how your school stacks up.
A year later, test results show that schools that were threatened with closure are still struggling to hit the targets laid out in their contracts with the state.
August 24, 2018
A cutting edge teacher training program is coming to Detroit’s main district and Marygrove College
A new school run by the Detroit Public Schools Community District will be the laboratory for a cutting edge approach…
cut in half
August 23, 2018
700 students face a tough change as this Detroit charter network rushes to rebuild
A Detroit charter school network is sharply downsizing after losing its contract with the city’s main district, a long-anticipated development that still seemed to take…
August 14, 2018
Detroit school board approves 2018-19 academic calendar after union agrees to changes
Teachers aren't happy about the approved academic calendar, but they want to do what's best for students.
August 14, 2018
Detroit district and union hammer out last-second agreement on school calendar before vote at tonight’s board meeting
Detroit’s main school district and its largest teachers union settled a contract disagreement Tuesday afternoon after tensions arose over the seemingly routine approval…
August 10, 2018
Coming soon to Detroit (and only Detroit): Letter grades for schools that could lead to closures
Every school in Detroit will soon receive a letter grade that could result in some persistently low-scoring schools being shuttered by the state.
August 8, 2018
With primaries over, Detroit school board candidates look to November
As yard signs from Tuesday’s primary elections come down, Detroiters are preparing for another election that could have a significant impact on students…
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