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on a shoestring
October 31, 2018
Here’s what $30K in campaign contributions say about the candidates to oversee Detroit’s $700 million school district
One school board candidate is a college student running a largely self-funded campaign. Another has amassed financial support from Detroit education heavyweights. And…
Rock the vote
October 23, 2018
Not sure how to vote for Detroit school board? Read candidate answers to six key questions
The candidates all say they want to help improve the city schools but they have different ways of getting there — and different views on how the district should confront specific challenges.
September 21, 2018
In ‘speed dating’ exercise, Detroiters grill school board candidates about third-grade reading, charter schools
On its face, the public forum Thursday night was about candidates for Detroit school board. In fact, the night belonged to the citizens.
meet the candidates
September 18, 2018
These candidates are running for Detroit school board. Watch them introduce themselves.
These candidates are among nine people vying for two seats up for grabs on Detroit’s seven-member school board this fall.
July 31, 2018
Raising taxes, partnering with developers and four other ways Detroit main school district could address its facilities crisis
When the time comes to repair school buildings, most districts in Michigan put a tax increase the ballot, effectively asking voters to back…
July 24, 2018
Parent gathering takes on special education, from diagnosis to getting services in Detroit schools
What started as a discussion about special education on Tuesday turned into something deeper, as parents gave voice…
Staying in school
July 11, 2018
Detroit students ‘making mistakes’ will get a second chance as district opens new alternative school
Detroit students whose discipline issues have proved too much for their schools to handle finally have a way to stay in school in…
April 17, 2018
The Detroit district’s first homework policy is in the works. See how much homework it recommends your child do every night.
Detroit students who are drowning in homework — or unable to complete it because of challenges at home — could soon find relief in a…
March 26, 2018
New textbooks and new hope: Detroit teachers endorse new learning materials for classrooms
A committee of 113 educators, including 88 teachers, spent weeks reviewing different textbooks and online modules and voted on their favorites.
New Year New board
December 30, 2016
Detroit’s first empowered school board in years is gearing up for opening day — and a long to-do list
The new board faces a daunting to-do list including the possibility of legal action to stop school closures and crucial decisions about who should lead the district.
Money to run
November 3, 2016
Detroit school board candidates rake in thousands from friends, unions — and their own pockets
Most candidates are going into election day without much of a chance to influence voters in a city-wide race that will define the future for a new district.
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