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Ethan Bakuli

Reporter, Chalkbeat Detroit

Ethan Bakuli covers Detroit public schools for its students, parents, and teachers. Previously, he covered race, education, housing, and inaffordability as a reporter for the Burlington Free Press in Vermont. Prior to that, Ethan spent nearly two years as an intern instructor at New England Public Media’s Media Lab program, where he taught student journalists to report on topics such as food insecurity and mental health.

Detroit officials aren’t closing schools yet, but they’re asking parents to monitor their children’s social media use.
Tuesday’s winners all aimed to continue the district’s ongoing reform efforts to address poor academic achievement and chronic absenteeism.
Here are the latest results for the Detroit Public Schools Community District’s school board election.
Winfrey most recently served as head of community outreach for the Detroit Public Schools Community District, a role that benefited from his years forging connections with city residents.
Schools have gotten little help addressing a problem that is far bigger than them, experts say, one whose roots lie in society-wide failures of housing, employment, and public health.
Former Detroit school board president Iris Taylor’s campaign has raised the second-largest amount.
Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said the district is on the verge of selling the storied building for $400,000.
Math scores declined sharply nationwide on the first National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, given since the pandemic, and Detroit was no exception.
Students’ interview with astronaut Koichi Wakata represents a showcase event for Davis Aerospace program.
The board backed name change proposals for Carson and East English Village Prep, and discussed attendance and cellphone use in classrooms
Chalkbeat Detroit and WDET are co-hosting a candidate forum at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 13
Detroit Public Schools Community District is reopening community discussion on the school named for the retired neurosurgeon and former Trump cabinet member.
Students and staff participated in a series of activities, from wearing white to holding schoolwide assemblies and classroom discussions, aimed at promoting peace and healing.
The 2022-23 school year officially begins Tuesday across the state
District seeks to recover lost ground in achievement, attendance and enrollment
At Mark Twain School for Scholars and University Preparatory Academy Elementary School, there was a sense of optimism about the school year
Chronic absenteeism, enrollment losses, facility upgrades, and a school board election are among key issues Chalkbeat Detroit will be prioritizing this school year
Higher salaries and new pay scale policy contribute to recruiting gains
School board members noted the challenges of leading the district through the pandemic in upholding their “effective” rating of Vitti.
The Detroit board extended the tutoring contract with Beyond Basics, modified the student code of conduct and approved academic calendar.
The head of the Detroit teachers union said his members are fine with the lifting of the mandate, for now
Longtime literacy advocate Rachel Vitti left her position as a director with Beyond Basics in the wake of criticism from some education advocates
Districts’ new financial freedom could allow officials to focus more on educational priorities such as academics and teacher pay, or on reviving depleted elective programs