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March 7, 2019
‘Get rid of’ Michigan’s third-grade reading law? Whitmer’s comments reignite debate.
Whitmer's comments added fuel to a partisan standoff over her budget proposal.
One to One
March 7, 2019
Laptops for everyone: How the Detroit district seeks to level the tech playing field
Not every Detroit student has access to technology at home. But they could have it at every K-8 school in the Detroit school district.
State of the City
March 6, 2019
What role did schools play in Mike Duggan’s State of the City? Not a big one.
In his annual address, Mayor Mike Duggan turned his focus away from schools.
March 5, 2019
Gretchen Whitmer wants to boost school funding in Michigan. Does she have a chance?
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s proposal to sharply increase education funding faces an uphill climb in the Republican-dominated legislature.
March 5, 2019
How will Gov. Whitmer’s education budget affect your school district in Michigan?
Gov. Whitmer wants more money for schools. Which districts would get the most?
March 1, 2019
The Michigan senate is Dayna Polehanki’s new teachers’ lounge
Dayna Polehanki was, until recently, a high school English teacher. When she was assigned to the education committee in the Michigan Senate, she…
February 28, 2019
Some schools will get repairs but severe problems remain in Detroit district buildings
Nearly four dozen schools in Detroit's public school district will benefit from $9.7 million in facility repairs.
room to grow
February 27, 2019
State of Babies report shows Michigan still ‘reaching’ to serve its youngest residents
A new report shows that Michigan is behind other states in the well-being of children ages zero to three.
A big (volunteer) job
February 26, 2019
Two charter authorizers want to strengthen school boards in Detroit by training their own members
Charter school boards are run by volunteers — any Michigan resident 18 or older may apply — who spend their spare time making critical decisions…
February 25, 2019
As charters rush to find new locations, the Detroit district announces big plans to use their buildings
What will become of charter school buildings the Detroit school district is reclaiming? The district plans to convert them into district schools
February 22, 2019
Charter schools racing to find new buildings as district ends their leases
At least two Detroit charter schools are racing against the clock to find new buildings for more than 500 students next fall after…
February 21, 2019
Few Detroit high school graduates qualify for free tuition. Can this class change that?
The Score Your Four class was created to help students improve their SAT scores enough to earn the Detroit Promise scholarship.
February 20, 2019
How an effort to prepare Michigan high schoolers for college slipped through the cracks
Michiganders are less educated on average than their counterparts in other states. Why didn't legislators take this small step to improve the situation?
February 19, 2019
Frederick Douglass is safe, but Ben Carson still up for a potential name change in Detroit’s district
The Detroit school district is moving ahead with plans to potentially rename three schools, including the one named after President Donald Trump's cabinet member, Ben Carson.
February 14, 2019
Michigan is struggling to put kids through college. So why is a promising solution stuck in first gear?
Why is a program known to prepare students for college stalled in Michigan?
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