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.

Students have improved slightly in math achievement since fall 2020, but reading performance has remained stagnant after a significant drop.

Members of the board said they felt the resolution needed more research and input from officials.

Districts would have more power, and test scores would not be a factor.

Some advocates call for a larger overhaul of the system for determining who is eligible for special education.

Anna Mayotte, a fifth grade English teacher at Gardner Elementary School, shares how she improves and promotes literacy in her classroom.

State funding helped expand the rolls of social workers, counselors, nurses, and psychologists serving students.

Nearly a third of students missed too much school in the latest school year.

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.