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March 28, 2019
With contract talks in the works, Detroit’s school leaders look to raise pay for veteran teachers
Detroit school district leaders want to increase pay for teachers, particularly for those at the top of the pay scale.
March 26, 2019
In Detroit, a push to use African-American history and culture to help students succeed
African-centered schools like Paul Robeson Malcolm X made a Detroit a leader and spurred districts in other parts of the country to replicate the approach.
March 25, 2019
Detroit school named after Ben Carson would get a new name that evokes its Crockett history
The Detroit school board is expected to decide soon whether to approve a new name for the school named after Ben Carson.
March 22, 2019
Detroit students will get jump start on learning if the board agrees to begin classes in August
The Detroit district would join a growing number that start the school year before Labor Day.
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.
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