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Ten things to know about Detroit superintendent candidate Nikolai Vitti
The search for Detroit’s next schools superintendent enters the next stage on Wednesday with the first of two public interviews with the finalists for the job. Here's what you need to know
Week In Review
March 24, 2017
Week in review: Controversy about superintendent opening and lawsuits against the state
Who will be the next superintendent of Detroit schools? The board of education did not grant Alycia Meriweather an interview, but many…
change at the top
March 23, 2017
Warning of ‘inconsistency at the top,’ Detroit school administrators, teachers urge board to reconsider Meriweather
The letter calls on the board to give Meriweather a formal interview noting that district leadership has “seen up close and personal the detriment of inconsistency at the top.”
March 22, 2017
Despite being passed over for top job, Alycia Meriweather says she’s focused on changes ahead for Detroit schools
Meriweather's hopeful predictions about the future struck an odd note just days after the Detroit school board narrowed its superintendent search to three finalists that did not include Meriweather.
Trouble with transcripts
February 21, 2017
Mayor: Detroit high school grads lost jobs because city schools couldn’t produce their transcripts
Hospital leaders said they were having difficulty filling entry-level positions despite Detroit’s high unemployment rate because Detroiters who applied couldn’t produce their high school transcripts.
Fighting to fix
February 9, 2017
Detroit school board and superintendent: We can improve the local schools the state wants to close
"The school board is committed to improving our schools, not shutting them down," said the president of the board, which will hire a law firm to battle closures.
January 11, 2017
New board takes on ‘awesome responsibility,’ of running a district plagued by serious challenges
"And with that you are imbued with the awesome responsibility of the children of the city of Detroit,” the judge told them after administering the oath.
New Year New board
December 30, 2016
Detroit’s first empowered school board in years is gearing up for opening day — and a long to-do list
The new board faces a daunting to-do list including the possibility of legal action to stop school closures and crucial decisions about who should lead the district.
December 14, 2016
Colorful maps and wooden blocks have lured some skeptical parents — but can free public Montessori survive in Detroit?
When her son Carlton was born, Yolanda King started saving money for private school. As a special education teacher in the Detroit Public Schools,…
December 9, 2016
Week in Review: Where are the children?
In a city that desperately needs quality schools, there are few things more confounding than knowing there are great programs in Detroit that can’t fill their seats.
September 1, 2016
Most Detroit schools are off the chopping block for now, but these 5 charter schools could still close
Dozens of low-performing Detroit schools that faced possible closure next spring may have gotten a stay of execution from Gov. Rick Snyder this week — but these five charter schools are still on the hot seat.
August 11, 2016
Detroit public schools try to lure skeptical families by adding Montessori programs
In an effort to at least slow the dramatic enrollment declines that have long hobbled public schools in Detroit, officials are hoping to attract families to new Montessori programs opening next month.
June 23, 2016
Leaders answer seven questions about Detroit’s new school district
During a raucous public hearing, interrupted by hecklers, State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo and DPS leaders Steven Rhodes and Alycia Meriweather tonight attempted to answer some of the questions that are looming over the Detroit Public Schools.
A murky future
June 1, 2016
Despite looming funding crisis, Detroit schools leaders make plans for the future
Even as the future of Detroit schools remain murky – just 29 days before the district expects to run out of money – DPS leaders say they’re planning for the future.
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