Kimberly Hayes Taylor
Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti surprised parents this week with plans to overhaul one of the city’s elite schools. Starting next year, Bates Academy, a preK-8 school in Northwest Detroit that has long required students to pass an exam to get in, will get a more standardized set of admissions criteria and new
With Michigan’s third-grade reading law looming, parents fear majority of Detroit youth will be held back
Educators and advocates are warning that too many parents don’t know their children can be held back in third grade if they can’t read, because of a new law.
Billions of dollars originally earmarked for K-12 education, goes to fund the state’s colleges and universities instead, according to new study.
No more back-door admissions to Detroit’s most selective high schools after all students take screening exam
Nearly two thirds of admitted students attend district middle schools, compared to less than half last year.
This special education advocate said parents have to be sure to document everything, and stay calm — no matter what.
These young children are getting the extra boost they need before they start their first day of kindergarten through the Detroit school district’s new program.
The majority of the state’s voters say the way schools are funded needs to change.
Teachers aren’t happy about the approved academic calendar, but they want to do what’s best for students.
This Detroiter’s poem deals with how his teachers treated him when they thought he had ADHD or autism.
School officials are hoping to attract more parents by making adjustments to Parent Academy
Why it’s so hard to get toddlers with special needs in school.
Chalkbeat Detroit is teaming up with the Detroit Parent Network to hear your special needs stories
A judge has dismissed Detroit students’ federal lawsuit. Attorneys plan to appeal.
Chalkbeat spoke with Bruce as part of a “story booth” series that invites students, educators and parents to discuss their experiences in Detroit schools. Do you know someone who has a story to share? Reach out to us.
City Year Americorp members finished the school year with lessons that inspired them to become teachers and counselors
The financial demands of providing early education in Michigan have contributed to Detroit’s status as a child care desert.
The mayoral-appointed education commission board held its first meeting Tuesday.
Water will be tested for lead and other toxins in 106 Detroit district schoools
Why this teacher quit the district, and why she’s ready to return
Poor building conditions consistently hamper educating and providing safe environments for district’s students, board member Sonya Mays said
Detroit’s main district can win, but it will take some time, Superintendent Nikolai Vitti told an audience at the Mackinac Policy Conference Wednesday