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January 2, 2019
Rise & Shine: A new year, a new governor — and lots of news to catch up on
Gretchen Whitmer is sworn in as Michigan’s 49th governor on January 1, 2019. Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news.
December 19, 2018
Michigan schools are close to getting A-F grades. Here’s what to expect.
A new school accountability system for Michigan schools that requires A-F letter grades is almost official. The Michigan Senate passed the…
December 19, 2018
Rise & Shine: School letter grades head to the governor
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your…
School letter grades
December 13, 2018
Lame duck Michigan lawmakers just voted on A-F grades for schools. Here’s what you need to know.
A bill that would mandate an A-F letter grading system would mean a new way of holding schools accountable, but it's garnered criticism
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…
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