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State of the City (schools)
March 6, 2018
How will Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan get involved in schools? The answers could come in tonight’s State of the City address. Watch it here.
It’s not clear what Duggan plans to announce in his speech, but it’s clear that he’s focused on schools.
February 28, 2018
Most Detroit kindergartners miss too much school. They’ll likely struggle to read later.
Truancy might bring to mind teenagers skipping class to hang out with their friends or play video games, but in Detroit, it’s the…
city hall watch
February 7, 2018
No longer distancing himself from education, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is looking for ways to impact schools
What the mayor’s involvement will look like — and how it will go over with school leaders and parents wary of government involvement after years of state intervention in city schools — is still not clear.
December 6, 2017
Detroit city leaders to district and charter schools: Please work together to improve education for kids
Tensions might be high between Detroit district and charter schools these days, but a powerful coalition of city…
Week In Review
July 7, 2017
Week in Review: Frank talk on race, history — and what Detroit teachers deserve
A tentative contract deal for teachers, new efforts to bring order to Detroit schools and frank talk from the new superintendent top the news in Detroit schools this week.
Calming the chaos
July 6, 2017
A year after the tearful demise of a proposed Detroit school oversight commission, backers seek another way to bring order to Detroit schools
The hope is that they can set aside their differences to collectively address issues such as enrollment and transportation that can be challenging for families in a city without a centralized school system.
DeVos and Detroit
January 16, 2017
Can Betsy DeVos be blamed for the state of Detroit’s schools? What you need to know
Critics assert that Michigan charter schools can open wherever they want, shut down without notice and operate with less oversight than charters in some other parts of the country but DeVos defenders say she’s created educational opportunities for families that otherwise wouldn’t have had them.
To the rescue
June 14, 2016
After losing fight for Detroit school oversight, advocate says her side lost on politics, won on policy
A leading advocate for improving Detroit's schools says she's down but not defeated after lawmakers last week approved a Detroit Public Schools rescue package that lacked hoped-for reforms.
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