State policy that cuts off aid has been in effect for at least a decade, even though there’s little evidence it works.
Detailed family income data has the potential to shape how schools are evaluated, staffed, and even funded.
Limited access to school buses and an unreliable transit system make it tougher for students to get to class.
The options vary based on where you live and which school the student attends.
Critics say it duplicates ratings that are already required under federal law.
The pandemic economy brought more funding — and higher prices.
A return to pre-pandemic funding policy led some providers to shutter newly opened GSRP classrooms, complicating Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s plans.
Detroit sees a substantial gain, with 71% of students graduating.
Pressure is on to sort out budgets and avoid a ‘fiscal cliff’
Teachers like Gipson — experienced, committed to working with 4-year-olds, and bilingual to boot — are in short supply in Michigan preschools.
Investments are welcome news for a city working to recover from generations of disinvestment.
It’s Whitmer’s fifth state budget but the first she presented to a Legislature controlled by her own party.
Early educators will be watching closely for details in Whitmer’s preschool proposal in a budget presentation next week.
Ambitious plans depend on being able to find enough staff.
Thirty years after the law was passed, the definition remains unclear. Here’s a guide to understanding them better.
The proposal doesn’t have a clear political path after Democrats won full control of the state legislature in November
Chalkbeat Detroit will pay close attention to chronic absenteeism, because high rates in communities like Detroit are hurting pandemic recovery efforts
State funded preschool program struggles to compete for workers as private-sector wages rise
Advocates now have to navigate a crowded legislative agenda as Democrats take power in Lansing
Reimbursement of busing costs could pay off in the classroom
Her influence is likely to be dimmed, but not doused by blue wave
Chalkbeat requested the data from the Michigan Department of Education in May
Duggan administration shelves a planned $6 million investment in child care infrastructure for other priorities
Many Michigan school races were unusually combative, stoking fears that hyper-partisan discourse would interrupt the essential workings of local boards.
Families typically try their best to get kids to school, interviews with parents and researchers show. If you know why absenteeism remains high, we want to hear your story.
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.
Did Dixon say kids can’t get COVID? Are children failing reading under Whitmer’s watch? As Election Day approaches, Chalkbeat looks into the candidates’ claims about each other.
The study findings are significant for Michigan, which has robust school choice policies but no rules to ensure that students have school options in their own neighborhoods.
Math scores declined sharply nationwide on the first National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, given since the pandemic, and Detroit was no exception.
Michigan students are largely back to maskless, in-person learning, but another set of divisive debates looms in upcoming school board elections.