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March 13, 2019
The Detroit school district wants to attract new parents. A new free-standing Montessori school might help.
The new Montessori school would be housed in a school building the district is taking back from a charter school.
March 11, 2019
As Detroit works to appeal to more families, hundreds apply to new high school at Marygrove
Detroit's newest examination high school at Marygrove College is expected to open with ninth-graders and a focus on social justice and engineering
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March 7, 2019
Laptops for everyone: How the Detroit district seeks to level the tech playing field
Not every Detroit student has access to technology at home. But they could have it at every K-8 school in the Detroit school district.
February 28, 2019
Some schools will get repairs but severe problems remain in Detroit district buildings
Nearly four dozen schools in Detroit's public school district will benefit from $9.7 million in facility repairs.
February 25, 2019
As charters rush to find new locations, the Detroit district announces big plans to use their buildings
What will become of charter school buildings the Detroit school district is reclaiming? The district plans to convert them into district schools
February 21, 2019
Few Detroit high school graduates qualify for free tuition. Can this class change that?
The Score Your Four class was created to help students improve their SAT scores enough to earn the Detroit Promise scholarship.
February 19, 2019
Frederick Douglass is safe, but Ben Carson still up for a potential name change in Detroit’s district
The Detroit school district is moving ahead with plans to potentially rename three schools, including the one named after President Donald Trump's cabinet member, Ben Carson.
February 19, 2019
Rise & Shine: As one teacher strike ends, another begin
PHOTO: Yana Kunichoff / ChalkbeatPicket signs used by protesting strikers from the Chicago International Charter Schools, who were targeting charter network CEO Elizabeth Shaw on…
February 13, 2019
Michigan schools have expelled fewer students, but that may not be cause for celebration
Expulsions in Michigan are down, but does that mean fewer students are getting kicked out of school for long periods of time?
February 11, 2019
Detroit students to get more chances to earn college credit at no cost
The Detroit district is striving to offer more college dual enrollment courses for high school students.
February 8, 2019
Here’s why Detroit’s school district is trying to bring chess to more students
The Detroit school district is making a bigger investment in chess as officials recognize the kind of academic skills students gain from participating in the activity.
January 16, 2019
Is Michigan ready for a ‘grand bargain’ to improve its struggling education system?
Can Michigan see the same transformation that pushed Massachusetts to the top in the U.S.?
January 15, 2019
Concerned with state A-F grading system, Vitti says he’ll lobby for Detroit to keep its own plan
Detroit school leaders are adding a new twist to the pushback against the newly-enacted A-F letter grading system for Michigan schools.
January 14, 2019
After a count day decline, officials say enrollment begins to rebound in Detroit’s district
Enrollment is a crucial part of the financial health of both the Detroit school district and charter schools in the city.
January 7, 2019
Meet the top administrators working behind the scenes to improve the Detroit district
These Detroit administrators have key roles to play in the historic effort to turn around Michigan's largest school district.
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