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The mayor's role
May 24, 2018
Duggan’s schools commission has already brought charter and district leaders to the table. Here’s what else it can do (and what it can’t)
For the first time in years, Detroit’s mayor will have a small hand in shaping education in the city. A new…
Bridging the divide
March 7, 2018
Will the Detroit district and charter schools agree to work together on busing and school grading as Mayor Duggan suggests?
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan believes he has found a way to bring together the city’s warring education factions — charter schools and the district.
February 12, 2018
More charter schools in Detroit? State’s largest authorizer considers contracts for three schools
After several years in which only a handful of new charter schools opened in the city of Detroit, three new charter schools are…
February 7, 2018
Four things to know about the education proposals in Michigan Governor Rick Snyder’s 2019 budget
In his eighth and final state budget address Wednesday, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder detailed his proposal to give the schools their largest funding…
January 30, 2018
The future of 4,000 students is in limbo as Detroit district delays vote on charter schools
Shortly after arriving in Detroit last year, schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti put 13 charter schools on notice: They might have to scramble to…
December 14, 2017
Another weapon for charters in their war with the Detroit school district: A new ‘parent’ group that will lobby on behalf of charter schools
In the escalating battle over charter schools in Detroit, a local advocacy group is gearing up for an offensive that includes a new…
February 16, 2017
How bad timing and poisonous politics killed a $700,000 effort to streamline school enrollment in Detroit
Despite the more than $700,000 and countless hours of planning that went into creating a single application for Detroit’s competing district and charter schools, the effort has been put on hold indefinitely — a victim of bad timing, poor planning, and a toxic political environment.
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