Erin Einhorn

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As their students cope with violence and fear, this Detroit Head Start network began group sessions that use reflective supervision to help teachers cope with secondary trauma.
A policy brief by Michigan State University researchers finds that teachers of color are more likely than their white peers to receive low ratings on annual evaluations.
Faced with one of the nation’s highest chronic absence rates, the Detroit district is spending $9 million to focus on attendence and get students back to class.
In future years, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she’d like to see a more substantial overhaul to the way Michigan schools are funded.
In an interview with Chalkbeat, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer laid out an ambitious timeline for offering preschool to all Michigan four-year-olds.
The Community Education Commission in Detroit is moving forward with a plan to assign A-F letter grades to every school in the city, holding its ground in a battle over who defines what a good school looks like in Michigan.
Michigan’s new governor called for “bold” changes to the way schools are funded — though she’s not saying what those changes could be.
Federal funding for child care in Michigan got an unexpected boost, with a $63 million increase last year. Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan wants to use it for universal pre-kindergarten, but advocates have other suggestions.
Parents from Detroit, Flint, and Grand Rapids plan to converge on the capitol next week for an “Early Education 101” session with lawmakers that organizers say is the first significant early-childhood event to be held in the capitol in about a decade.
As we head into 2019, we thought we’d take a moment to reflect on our top stories and most read stories from last year.
Early investments by the two foundations behind Hope Starts Here have focused primarily on improving existing programs, rather than just creating new ones
The second annual event is scheduled for Thursday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. It will feature Superintendent Nikolai Vitti and Rob Kimball, who chairs the Michigan charter school authorizers council.
Anderson was one of four educators who told their stories on stage at the Lyft Lounge at Musictown Detroit as part of the Tale the Teacher storytelling event last month.
Democrats Judy Pritchett and Tiffany Tilley appeared to be leading the pack of 11 candidates who had been vying for two seats on the eight-member board.
Election day is tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 6, and the winners of key races could have far-reaching ramifications for schools in Detroit and across the state.
Calvin Nellum, a science teacher at the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, was one of four Detroit educators who told their stories on stage last month as part of the Tale the Teacher storytelling event.
A new citywide education commission will soon start assigning A-F grades to every school in Detroit — the first time in years that schools in the city will get letter grades from a government entity.
The candidates all say they want to help improve the city schools but they have different ways of getting there — and different views on how the district should confront specific challenges.
Silver Danielle Moore doesn’t just see teaching as way to pass along information to students. She views teaching as a way to bring about change.
The new Detroit Latin school, which hopes to eventually serve students in grades K through 12, won approval from the Detroit school board Tuesday night to enter into a 99-year, $1 lease for an abandoned school on the city’s west side.
Two decades after Michigan created dozens of school choice options for students in Detroit, a new report finds that just a quarter of students are now attending the school nearest to their home.
A Milwaukee newspaper that surveyed the education departments in all 50 states found that half don’t collect or post data on students hopping around. And of states that do collect the data, the numbers they collect are so inconsistent that making state-to-state comparisons is nearly impossible.
That lack of diversity among teachers is just one reason why the report finds that children of color are struggling in schools. Faced with challenges related to poverty, including health problems and unstable housing, they’re more likely to have chronic school absences. They’re more likely to change schools frequently, which can affect their ability to succeed. They’re more likely to drop out and to post low scores on state exams.
Schuette stopped short of saying that he would actively close schools down but he has supported school closings in the past.
Spend time in almost any Detroit school, and educators will tell you that perhaps the single most significant factor standing in the way of children’s success is this: Students change schools.
Overwhelmingly, in a survey conducted by Chalkbeat and Outlier Media, Detroit parents said they moved their children to new schools because they wanted better for their child — a safer school, a cleaner school, the kind of school where their children could thrive.
When students frequently change schools, that has serious consequences for kids. For their teachers, it’s a recipe for heartbreak.
One or two students leave Bethune Elementary-Middle School every week, but only a handful notify the school of their plans to leave. The rest have to be found.
To solve the problem of Detroit students changing 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 the crisis. Here are five of them.