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December 21, 2018
‘Absolute hypocrisy’: Michigan educators slam GOP vote on school funding
Is it a cut or a shift in funding? Educators in Michigan are angry over a bill that passed the Michigan Legislature overnight they say will cut school funding.
December 14, 2018
Why the Detroit district is turning its adult ed centers into places where families can find helpful services
The creation of family hubs in the Detroit school district is part of rebuilding efforts there.
School letter grades
December 13, 2018
Lame duck Michigan lawmakers just voted on A-F grades for schools. Here’s what you need to know.
A bill that would mandate an A-F letter grading system would mean a new way of holding schools accountable, but it's garnered criticism
Literacy tutors needed
December 11, 2018
Detroit enlists volunteer tutors before third-grade reading law takes effect
Scores of Detroit students could be held back under Michigan's third-grade reading law. Can volunteer tutors help?
State of schools
December 6, 2018
Equitable school funding prompts a tense moment during Detroit’s second State of the Schools event
School funding was a hot topic at a forum, attended by nearly 250 people in Detroit, that was designed to help them understand the state of schools in the city.
School letter grades
December 3, 2018
Lame-duck lawmakers could derail improvement-focused A-F rating system planned for Detroit
A bill that would require an A-F school letter grade accountability system in Michigan would put a halt to plans currently being developed in Detroit that were also required by state law.
State of the Schools
November 27, 2018
Detroit’s second State of the Schools address aims to answer ‘who makes decisions about our schools.’
The second annual event is scheduled for Thursday, December 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. It will feature Superintendent Nikolai Vitti and Rob Kimball, who chairs the Michigan charter school authorizers council.
November 20, 2018
Vitti made the grade in first year of Detroit turnaround, school board says
The Detroit district superintendent received high marks from the school board after his first year, a vote of…
November 16, 2018
Frequent school changes are hurting students. Here’s how Detroit’s educators want to fix the problem.
As Detroit education leaders gathered Thursday night to find solutions to the problem of students frequently changing schools, it was clear that the…
What's in a name?
November 13, 2018
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…
sweetening the pot
November 13, 2018
A raise for these Detroit school employees was nine years coming
Detroit district teachers aren’t the only ones getting pay raises. The Detroit 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 16, 2018
Promising students in Detroit lack access to high-level AP classes that are common in suburban schools
About half of Detroit’s high schools, both district and charter, offered no AP classes in 2015-2016, according to data that city schools reported to the federal government.
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…
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