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December 5, 2018
GOP power grab — or path to better schools? Lame-duck votes could shift some Michigan education powers
A proposed education accountability commission would take on some powers currently held by state elected officials.
Right to read
November 28, 2018
Historic suit over poor conditions in Detroit schools gets new backers, fresh hope
Six months after a federal judge dismissed a historic federal right-to-literacy lawsuit, a stream of experts and advocates have filed briefs supporting the continuation of the lawsuit.
And then there were two
August 7, 2018
Michigan’s governor’s race will be Whitmer vs. Schuette. Here’s where they stand on education
The winner of the general election on November 6 will likely have an enormous impact on education across the state in coming years.
June 29, 2018
Rise and Shine: A new budget means more money — but higher stakes
Good morning! With his signature on a state education budget that included tough new consequences for low-performing schools, Gov. Rick Snyder…
June 28, 2018
New education budget threatens dozens of low-performing Detroit schools with closure — again
Dozens of struggling Detroit schools could face closure once again after Gov. Rick Snyder signed an education budget on Thursday that seeks to stiffen consequences for low-scoring schools.
June 12, 2018
Are Detroit schools making progress towards state benchmarks? Either way, the stakes are rising
Test results released on Tuesday suggest that 14 Detroit schools are not on track to meet student achievement targets set last year to…
June 8, 2018
Week in review: When ‘winging it’ isn’t in the best interest of children
PHOTO: Courtesy of VICE on HBOCorrespondent Gianna Toboni interviews parent advocate Aliya Moore and her daughter outside a shuttered Detroit school. Two of…
May 31, 2018
Detroit schools chief Nikolai Vitti says ‘racist’ policies led to crisis in Detroit schools
The leader of Michigan’s largest school district says racism is a key reason why Detroit schools are in crisis.
April 6, 2018
Week in review: When state education dollars fund horseback riding and Minecraft
In a state where vouchers are illegal because the Constitution bans the use of public dollars for private schools, Michigan lawmakers have…
March 30, 2018
Week in review: Can separate schools better serve students with dyslexia and other special needs
Since arriving in Detroit last year, Superintendent Nikolai Vitti has spoken often of the schools he wants to create for children with special…
March 2, 2018
Week in review: The truants of kindergarten
While some might assume that Detroit’s sky-high chronic absenteeism rate is driven by teens skipping class, the problem in city schools is actually…
(Very) early education
February 26, 2018
Michigan’s governor wants to catch young students before they fall behind
Federal money currently pays for that program, but for the first time, Gov. Rick Snyder wants to add $5 million more in state funds to make it available to more families.
Payday coming soon
February 23, 2018
Pension paybacks for Detroit district employees may show up in March
The Detroit district has a large burden, tasked with processing 13,416 refunds totaling $28.9 million.
February 9, 2018
Week in Review: What are Mayor Duggan’s plans for city schools?
Happy snow day everyone! While you’re curled up inside, we have lots of education headlines to catch up on, starting with our story this week…
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…
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