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January 15, 2019
Concerned with state A-F grading system, Vitti says he’ll lobby for Detroit to keep its own plan
Detroit school leaders are adding a new twist to the pushback against the newly-enacted A-F letter grading system for Michigan schools.
meet and greet
January 15, 2019
How Corletta Vaughn got elected to Detroit’s school board — and what she wants to get done
Corletta Vaughn is the newest elected member of the Detroit school board. Here's who put her in office — and how she hopes to move the district into the next educational galaxy.
January 14, 2019
After a count day decline, officials say enrollment begins to rebound in Detroit’s district
Enrollment is a crucial part of the financial health of both the Detroit school district and charter schools in the city.
where does the buck stop?
January 10, 2019
Unpaid bonuses leave former Detroit charter school teachers steaming. But who’s on the hook?
19 teachers say they qualified for bonuses that were never paid. Who's on the hook?
January 9, 2019
Could Michigan’s new A-F law cost the state federal funding?
It's been controversial from the start. But now there are questions about whether Michigan's new A-F law could cost the state federal funding.
Improving Head Start
January 8, 2019
Head Start grants will boost training, teacher recruitment
Difficulties recruiting and retaining Head Start teachers is a major problem facing the programs, and the grants issued Tuesday will help.
January 7, 2019
Meet the top administrators working behind the scenes to improve the Detroit district
These Detroit administrators have key roles to play in the historic effort to turn around Michigan's largest school district.
January 3, 2019
How social justice and engineering will shape a new Detroit high school at Marygrove
The deadline for applying to any of the examination schools in the Detroit school district — including the new school at Marygrove College — is Jan. 18.
year in review
December 21, 2018
Our most-read stories of 2018: Curriculum changes, a charter school closing, a new way to train teachers and more
As we head into 2019, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on our top stories and most read stories from last year.
December 21, 2018
‘Absolute hypocrisy’: Michigan educators slam GOP vote on school funding
Is it a cut or a shift in funding? Educators in Michigan are angry over a bill that passed the Michigan Legislature overnight they say will cut school funding.
the healing process
December 20, 2018
Some Detroit teachers have seen massive raises in the last year. They’re just a ‘first step.’
After more than 15 years of teaching in Philadelphia and Detroit, Leslie Piper thought she’d seen everything. Then she got a $26,000 raise.
December 19, 2018
Michigan schools are close to getting A-F grades. Here’s what to expect.
A new school accountability system for Michigan schools that requires A-F letter grades is almost official. The Michigan Senate passed the…
December 14, 2018
Why the Detroit district is turning its adult ed centers into places where families can find helpful services
The creation of family hubs in the Detroit school district is part of rebuilding efforts there.
School letter grades
December 13, 2018
Lame duck Michigan lawmakers just voted on A-F grades for schools. Here’s what you need to know.
A bill that would mandate an A-F letter grading system would mean a new way of holding schools accountable, but it's garnered criticism
December 12, 2018
This growing program is addressing Detroit’s literacy crisis — just don’t say it’s filling a ‘word gap’
A high-tech program for parents and their very young children is helping combat Detroit's literacy crisis.
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