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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.
February 7, 2019
Universal pre-K for Detroit? Affordable child care? How Michigan could spend new federal funds
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan quickly identified that money as a way to pay for the universal pre-K system he envisions for Detroit but other advocates say the money should be used to help parents afford child care so they can work or go to school.
Making the grade
October 25, 2018
New A-F grades in Detroit could be painful, but will give schools credit for improvement
A new citywide education commission will soon start assigning A-F grades to every school in Detroit — the first time in years that schools in the city will get letter grades from a government entity.
August 30, 2018
Is Detroit ‘the best city in America for teachers’? City leaders are giving recruits a few more reasons to say ‘yes’
Hiring teachers in Detroit has long been fiercely competitive, with schools sweetening their offers with unusual financial perks in an effort to recruit…
August 10, 2018
Coming soon to Detroit (and only Detroit): Letter grades for schools that could lead to closures
Every school in Detroit will soon receive a letter grade that could result in some persistently low-scoring schools being shuttered by the state.
July 25, 2018
Which Detroit school is best for your child? A new guide offers direction, but no test scores
A glossy new Detroit school guide will give city parents lots of information about nearly 200 city schools…
June 12, 2018
Leadership, funding and security dominate discussion in first meeting on school bus loop plan
The mayoral-appointed education commission board held its first meeting Tuesday.
Seats at the table
June 11, 2018
Meet the 11 people charged with helping Detroit’s district and charter schools work together, starting with a new bus loop
A mayoral commission designed to bring competitive district and charter schools together began to take shape on Monday. Speaking before television…
May 31, 2018
‘Sweatbox’ conditions close aging Detroit schools a third day as board member seeks help
Poor building conditions consistently hamper educating and providing safe environments for district's students, board member Sonya Mays said
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.
The mayor's role
May 24, 2018
Duggan’s schools commission has already brought charter and district leaders to the table. Here’s what else it can do (and what it can’t)
For the first time in years, Detroit’s mayor will have a small hand in shaping education in the city. A new…
May 21, 2018
A partnership to make bus stops for students at district and charter schools in Detroit appears to be back on track
A city plan to boost collaboration between district and charter schools cleared a speed bump on Monday, as a district committee narrowly approved…
Proceeding with caution
April 30, 2018
A controversial joint bus route for Detroit district and charter schools hits a speed bump
A city effort to create a shared bus route that would transport children to both district and charter schools in Detroit is getting some extra scrutiny from the Detroit school board — even asbut the cost could be coming down for participating schools.
buses or bust?
March 16, 2018
Mayor Duggan says bus plan encourages cooperation. Detroit school board committee wants more details.
Detroit’s school superintendent is asking for more information about the mayor’s initiative to create a joint bus route for charter and district students…
Bridging the divide
March 7, 2018
Will the Detroit district and charter schools agree to work together on busing and school grading as Mayor Duggan suggests?
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan believes he has found a way to bring together the city’s warring education factions — charter schools and the district.
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