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December 6, 2018
Too few Michigan students are showing up to school. This study says fix unstable housing, not schools.
A new study suggests that the best way to address chronic absenteeism is to stabilize housing.
December 4, 2018
New group will try to connect school board members pushing for ‘dramatic change’ in these 10 cities
The group is targeting board members in Atlanta, Baton Rouge, Denver, Detroit, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Memphis, New Orleans, Oakland, and Stockton.
November 28, 2018
Students show up to school more often when they see ‘familiar faces,’ new study finds
When kids know their peers, “Students don’t have to adjust as much to making new friends or relationships,” said Jacob Kirksey.
April 26, 2018
Robotics is bringing Betsy DeVos to Detroit for the first time as education secretary
She’s unlikely to encounter local students when she’s there, though.
April 16, 2018
Let’s solve the right problems for Detroit’s students with disabilities — not recycle old ones
I’ve spent 25 years both studying and actively trying to improve schools for students with disabilities. Segregated settings aren't the answer.
November 16, 2017
How common is it for districts to share student contact info with charter schools? Here’s what we know.
Some districts explicitly do not share student information with charter schools. Others have clear rules for sharing. At least one city has carved out a compromise.
home sweet home
July 24, 2017
‘Finally! Something useful’ or a dangerous mistake? Detroiters respond to city’s housing deal for teachers
Some readers had high hopes for the deal, but others questioned who really benefits.
February 6, 2017
School Days: Share your Detroit education story
Five storytellers will be selected to work side-by-side with Satori Shakoor to take their story from the page to the stage at the Charles H. Wright Museum.
February 3, 2017
Tennessee Democrats want opponents of DeVos nomination to call Alexander, Corker this weekend
As Monday's Senate confirmation vote approaches, the battle heats up over the embattled nominee for U.S. education secretary.
DeVos and Detroit
January 31, 2017
Senator: ‘Not a single person on this panel, if they could avoid it, would allow their kid to attend’ Detroit schools
Detroit schools have so many problems that a U.S. Senator charged Tuesday that his colleagues would never consider the city’s schools for their own kids.
January 23, 2017
Two decades ago I opted out of public schools in Detroit for my family. Now I’m choosing to focus on them
There have been many changes in Detroit schools since I chose a school for my son in 1994, but the problem of being a parent here is essentially the same.
December 15, 2016
After state delays timeline, anxious Michigan schools must wait until next year to learn their fate
The delay keeps the schools in the dark longer about whether they could face sanctions, including closure.
November 30, 2016
Detroit just created its first intentionally diverse charter school. Here’s why it might not stay that way
The path to sustaining a diverse charter school in Detroit is cratered with legal and political complications, restrictive state laws, unpredictable parents and the painful history of inequality in one of the nation’s most segregated cities.
September 30, 2016
Week in Review: An emotional fight and a school that aims to be a jewel
The fate of struggling schools in Detroit’s main school district appears destined for an emotional legal battle. Read on for all of this week's education headlines.
Back to school
August 29, 2016
Most buildings repaired — but as many as 200 teaching jobs unfilled — as new Detroit public district approaches the first day of school
All but eight of the 94 school buildings in Michigan’s largest district are now in full compliance with city health and safety codes, officials said.
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