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February 14, 2019
Michigan is struggling to put kids through college. So why is a promising solution stuck in first gear?
Why is a program known to prepare students for college stalled in Michigan?
February 11, 2019
Detroit students to get more chances to earn college credit at no cost
The Detroit district is striving to offer more college dual enrollment courses for high school students.
February 8, 2019
Here’s why Detroit’s school district is trying to bring chess to more students
The Detroit school district is making a bigger investment in chess as officials recognize the kind of academic skills students gain from participating in the activity.
February 6, 2019
Tough tradeoffs for families as snow days accumulate in Detroit
Snow days are an unavoidable reality. They are especially hard on poor families.
a morning with...
February 5, 2019
The view from room 117: How one Detroit teacher is helping her fifth-graders read like fifth-graders
Reading class at this Detroit elementary school is full of triumph, frustration, and sweetness.
February 4, 2019
Charter schools in Detroit open at a slower rate as leaders focus on improving ‘quality’
Fewer charter schools have been opening in Detroit, potentially a sign that school authorizers are changing their focus.
February 1, 2019
After a week at home, Detroit students have three more snow days to burn (probably)
Detroit is applying for three more snow days. Any more than that, and students lose vacation time.
January 31, 2019
Will Detroit students pay for Ford tax breaks? The school board wants to know.
Will tax breaks for Ford hurt Detroit students? Detroit school board members are asking staff to find out.
January 29, 2019
These high-achieving Detroit students are spreading the word about AP classes
A new program asks top Detroit students to explain the benefits of challenging coursework to their peers.
January 28, 2019
The state raised the bar for organizations that oversee charter schools in Detroit. See who’s responding
Why are more charter school authorizers seeking accreditation? They say it improves the quality of the work they do.
School Leader Wanted
January 25, 2019
Wanted: Education leader who can navigate state politics in Michigan
Michigan needs a new education leader. Do you think you have what it takes?
January 24, 2019
Picking a school in Detroit just got a little bit easier
New data published on a state website seeks to give parents more decision-making tools.
School Funding 101
January 23, 2019
Report: Michigan has biggest school funding decline in nation
Michigan's school funding system is in need of serious repair, researchers say.
a day in lansing
January 22, 2019
More ABCs, fewer sacrifices: These Detroit parents know how Michigan lawmakers can improve early childhood education.
As advocates gear up for a fight over Michigan's budget for early childhood education, parents visited the state capital to make their case.
January 22, 2019
Report: Change in state law has made Michigan more charter friendly
Prior to 2018, charter schools in Michigan weren't able to share in any millage revenue.
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