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Grand Valley State University
June 5, 2018
Founded with great promise, this charter school is now looking for its fifth principal in five years
Parents are running out of fingers to count the principals at Southwest Detroit Community School. Four different principals have left since…
February 12, 2018
More charter schools in Detroit? State’s largest authorizer considers contracts for three schools
After several years in which only a handful of new charter schools opened in the city of Detroit, three new charter schools are…
Detroit week in review
October 27, 2017
Week in review: The future coming into focus for Detroit’s schools
Enrollment in the Detroit district is up, but charter leaders call for more collaboration between their institutions and the city district
October 26, 2017
District vs. charter schools in Detroit: Who’s offering arts? Busing? Special ed? Here’s some answers.
School leaders to produced that makes it easier to compare arts, music, bus transportation and special education in district and charter schools.
State of the Schools
October 25, 2017
TONIGHT: Watch Detroit’s first State of the Schools address here
The leader of the city’s main district will come together on stage with the charter school authorizers who oversee a majority of the privately run public schools in the city.
Ending the churn
October 19, 2017
A splintered system and lack of teachers have created instability for Detroit schools. Now, leaders are craving solutions.
Liberal school choice laws, a decentralized school system and a shrinking pool of available teachers have so destabilized the teacher labor force that many school leaders say they’re constantly looking for new educators to hire
State of the Schools
October 12, 2017
Detroit’s first State of the Schools address aims to ‘bring all the parties to the table’
The event will feature presentations from Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti as well as the leaders of two charter school authorizers.
Calming the chaos
July 6, 2017
A year after the tearful demise of a proposed Detroit school oversight commission, backers seek another way to bring order to Detroit schools
The hope is that they can set aside their differences to collectively address issues such as enrollment and transportation that can be challenging for families in a city without a centralized school system.
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