Hannah Dellinger

Reporter, Chalkbeat Detroit

Hannah Dellinger is a reporter for Chalkbeat Detroit. Previously, she was an education reporter at the Houston Chronicle, where she completed a project on censorship in Texas public schools with an Education Writers Association fellowship in 2022. Prior to that, Hannah was a Hearst journalism fellow for two years in Houston and Connecticut, where she published an investigation and database of child sexual abuse tied to Boys & Girls Clubs of America affiliates that won an Investigative Reporters and Editors Award in 2020.

The report cites key health indicators for parents and children, as well as policy changes. But the state still lags the national average in some areas.
Lawmakers advanced a proposal that would let retirees take public school jobs immediately without giving up their pensions.
The loss of extra programming — like after-school tutoring, smaller class sizes, additional staff — could make learning loss recovery even more challenging.
Detroit Public Schools Community District focused on one-time items that would help students get back in the classroom, and address infrastructure needs.
A particular area of concern is students who were in kindergarten in 2020 when the pandemic hit. Their third-grade reading results were well below pre-pandemic levels.
Governor’s executive order specifies that MiLEAP is not intended to infringe on the State Board of Education’s constitutional authority, so Nessel says it’s better to wait and see whether conflicts arise.
The board wants clarification on whether MiLEAP would challenge its authority to oversee all public education.
After a group of students found most of their peers lacked a “fundamental understanding” of what constituted consent and sexual assault, they advocated for state legislation that would better inform teens. The bill just became a reality.
MiLEAP will tackle early childhood education, after-school programs, and partnerships to promote career success
The budget provides money to support teacher recruitment, Detroit initiatives, community advocacy, rural schools, and transportation.
“This year’s school aid budget represents a giant step toward righting past wrongs,” said Alice Thompson from the NAACP Detroit branch.
The board’s resolution affirms that librarians have the professional expertise to select age-appropriate learning materials for students.