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On the dashboard
January 9, 2018
Michigan unveils ‘data dashboard’ to help parents quickly compare local schools
The new “data dashboard” allows parents to a see a host of information about individual schools on a single computer screen.
October 30, 2017
Dozens more Detroit schools added to state’s partnership list for low test scores — but forced closure is not a threat for now
That brings to 50 the number of Detroit schools in the partnership program, which requires schools to meet certain improvement targets or else face additional consequences.
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
Week In Review
September 1, 2017
Week in review: What last year’s test scores tell us as a new school year begins
It’s hard to feel hopeful when fewer than half of third-graders are proficient in English but a new school year means a fresh start.
April 28, 2017
To protect 24 schools from closure, the Detroit school board made a deal with the state. This is what it says, and doesn’t say
Exactly what changes are in store for affected schools is not yet clear.
Week In Review
April 21, 2017
Week in review: A new Detroit schools boss — and (another) panic over closing threats
The episode illustrated just how on edge Detroit is when it comes to its schools — hardly an easy landscape for Vitti to enter.
Up and down
March 13, 2017
How changes to Michigan’s school ranking system hurt Cass Tech — and helped the DeVos family charter school
Testing experts say the dramatic swings say more about a rating system that’s been in turmoil in recent years than it does about individual schools.
March 3, 2017
Michigan school closures are off for now — as long as districts agree to partner with the state to improve
The 38 Michigan schools that were threatened with closure in January could now have a way to stay open.
January 20, 2017
These 38 Michigan schools could be shut down for poor performance in June
After years of rock-bottom test scores and disappointing results, the schools were informed that they’re in serious danger of having to shut their doors forever in June.
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.
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