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Out with Ben Carson, in with Aretha Franklin? Detroit kicks off a school renaming process
Detroiters with ties to four city schools will soon have their say over the buildings’ names. The city school board on Tuesday…
November 7, 2018
Forum to seek solutions to Detroit’s problems with frequent school moves
The discussion, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library at 5201 Woodward, will be recorded and later aired on WDET's “Detroit Today” and DPTV's “American Black Journal.”
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.
October 9, 2018
Detroit district settles on long-term water fix, but major facilities issues remain
Detroit schools are getting new water filtration systems in the next year, a long-term solution to one piece of the district’s staggering school…
October 1, 2018
Rise & Shine: What could a new district school mean for the old ones?
The proposed Detroit Latin school is inspired by similar such schools in Boston and New York City. The leader of the effort helped establish the…
another new school?
September 28, 2018
In a bid to lure students back to Detroit, Vitti wants to open a new school focused on classical culture
Just two weeks after Detroit’s main district announced the opening of one new school, its superintendent is asking…
August 31, 2018
Detroit superintendent accuses charter school leader of using drinking water crisis to disparage district
Vitti on Friday sent a cease and desist letter to Mark Ornstein, who heads the University Prep charter school network, demanding that Ornstein correct a “defamatory statement” he made in an automated phone call to parents this week.
Lost in Translation
August 13, 2018
Detroit superintendent promises Spanish translators, other fixes for ‘broken’ system
Spanish-speaking parents walked away with a list of promises from Vitti who says there’s a lot the district can do to better meet the needs of these families.
July 24, 2018
Rise & Shine: Join our conversation about special education in Detroit
No aspect of fixing Detroit schools is easy, but perhaps the most difficult challenge is the work of improving services for children…
July 20, 2018
Rise & Shine: The school that will train teachers like doctors
As an education reporter, I don’t often spend much time interviewing people in hospitals. But I spent a day last month following a…
July 18, 2018
How a doctor inspired a new way to train teachers — and how that is leading to a new kind of school
Professors at the University of Michigan are making a radical change to the way teachers are trained — making it more like doctor training.
Certified — but ready?
July 10, 2018
Detroit schools will hire teachers without classroom experience, sparking debate
Detroit’s main district is proceeding with a plan to hire teachers who are certified but have received no training in the classroom —…
July 10, 2018
Rise & Shine: New teachers will be certified — but how will they be trained?
Good morning! School might be out for the summer but the Detroit school board has a packed agenda…
June 25, 2018
Here’s how the Detroit district plans to fix ‘glaring discrepancies’ in special education
Detroit’s main district announced plans to overhaul its special education program after an audit found that some schools aren’t meeting the needs of…
June 22, 2018
Crumbling Detroit school buildings will cost $500 million to repair. It’s money the district doesn’t have
The review found that nearly a third of school buildings are in an “unsatisfactory” or “poor” condition.
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