Hannah Dellinger

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.

Some requirements in the bills were changed in response to school officials’ concerns that staffing shortages would make compliance impossible.

Advocates say a recent wave of migrants and refugees to southeast Michigan have brought new students to Detroit schools. Here are the steps the district is taking to meet their needs in the short- and long-term.

n Tuesday, the Senate Education Committee began hearing testimony from students, parents, and teachers who want more structured phonic literacy instruction for all public school students.

As debates over how to best teach kids to learn to read continue in Michigan schools, many parents are wondering which programs are considered best practices.

Supporters say it will help more teens see college as an option. But skeptics say it might create another barrier.

Bills awaiting action in the Senate would help improve record-keeping and enforce educational standards.

Informed by her experience as a parent, this Detroit teacher became an educator to strive for equity in all classrooms.

Elections, school funding, a new state department, and other issues that will define education this year.

Supporters hope to use the attendance records to direct students to resources that can help them.

The new majority enacted record funding for public K-12 schools and reversed GOP initiatives on reading, testing, and collective bargaining rights. Critics say they undermined accountability.