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Detroit Public Schools Community District
February 13, 2019
Michigan schools have expelled fewer students, but that may not be cause for celebration
Expulsions in Michigan are down, but does that mean fewer students are getting kicked out of school for long periods of time?
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 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.
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.
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.
Hope Starts Here
December 17, 2018
A year later, here’s what’s happened with a $50 million effort to improve the lives of young Detroit children
Early investments by the two foundations behind Hope Starts Here have focused primarily on improving existing programs, rather than just creating new ones
December 10, 2018
From pay to personnel, changes in the principal’s office shed light on Vitti’s first year — and his plans for the next
Changes in the principal's office during Superintendent Nikolai Vitti's are seemingly only a start. Vitti says he wants further pay and personnel shifts.
November 21, 2018
Scared of robots? Here’s how one Detroit science teacher helps students deal with complex machines and instability at home.
Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask educators who’ve been recognized for their work how they approach their jobs. You can…
November 20, 2018
Vitti made the grade in first year of Detroit turnaround, school board says
The Detroit district superintendent received high marks from the school board after his first year, a vote of…
Tale the teacher
November 12, 2018
Watch: This Detroit teacher is ‘no longer trying to fit’ others’ idea of what a teacher looks like
Anderson was one of four educators who told their stories on stage at the Lyft Lounge at Musictown Detroit as part of the Tale the Teacher storytelling event last month.
October 16, 2018
Promising students in Detroit lack access to high-level AP classes that are common in suburban schools
About half of Detroit’s high schools, both district and charter, offered no AP classes in 2015-2016, according to data that city schools reported to the federal government.
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.
September 7, 2018
Rise & Shine: These are Detroit’s most improved schools
Good morning and happy Friday! If you care about schools in Detroit, you’ve surely read many headlines in the last…
September 6, 2018
Here’s how much it will cost to fix your school. Report puts a price tag on repairs at every school in Detroit’s main district.
Kindergartners arriving at Nichols Elementary-Middle School this week for the first day of school were welcomed to a building that needs massive repairs…
August 16, 2018
Rise & Shine: A calendar conflict and a delicate task
Good morning and happy Thursday! The main Detroit district has been hearing some grumbling from teachers and…
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