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June 8, 2018
Week in review: When ‘winging it’ isn’t in the best interest of children
PHOTO: Courtesy of VICE on HBOCorrespondent Gianna Toboni interviews parent advocate Aliya Moore and her daughter outside a shuttered Detroit school. Two of…
June 6, 2018
Detroit district tests drinking water after lead or copper discovered in 6 schools
Water will be tested for lead and other toxins in 106 Detroit district schoools
June 4, 2018
Determined to fill schools, Detroit district turns to a celebrity endorsement from Big Sean
Rapper Big Sean has agreed to take part in a campaign to boost enrollment in the main Detroit school district, school officials said…
June 1, 2018
Week in review: What would ‘never, ever’ happen in a white suburban district
A year ago, when Chalkbeat first featured Detroit teacher Rynell Sturkey, it was hard for her to believe…
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.
May 30, 2018
Detroit schools chief sees come-from-behind victories in district’s future
Detroit's main district can win, but it will take some time, Superintendent Nikolai Vitti told an audience at the Mackinac Policy Conference Wednesday
one year later
May 30, 2018
A year after superintendent’s arrival, a skeptical Detroit teacher has become a believer — almost
A year ago, it was hard for teacher Rynell Sturkey to believe that life in her overcrowded, understaffed, poorly equipped classroom would ever improve. This past school year, however, Sturkey has been pleasantly surprised by improvements.
May 25, 2018
Week in review: How will a new mayoral commission affect Detroit schools?
For the first time in decades, Detroit will soon have a single agency that aims to improve education in district and charter schools.
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 23, 2018
One Detroit principal keeps his job as others get the ax. Next year’s challenge? Test scores.
Educators and staff from a Detroit middle school took the microphone on Tuesday evening to save their principal’s job. Addressing the school board,…
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…
May 18, 2018
Week in review: Taking a look at Superintendent Vitti’s first year
Next week will mark a full year since Superintendent Nikolai Vitti arrived in Detroit. To mark the occasion, we looked back at the…
One year in
May 17, 2018
A year after Nikolai Vitti arrived in Detroit, a look back at his application shows what’s changed
A year after Nikolai Vitti arrived in Detroit, we return to his application — his blueprint for the district — to mark the things that have happened, the plans that have been made, and the work still left to do.
Is Lemmons leaving?
May 16, 2018
Detroit school board member Lemmons weighs leaving, slams colleagues he says listen to special interests
Name recognition could help Detroit school board member LaMar Lemmons in his run for Senate. If not, he'll run for board re-election
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