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Renaissance High School
21 hours ago
Week in review: A test and a prayer for Detroit schools
A longstanding tradition is changing as Detroit overhauls the way students are admitted to the city’s elite high…
2 days ago
Detroit district moves beyond test scores for admittance to elite high schools like Cass Tech and Renaissance
An admissions team will use a score card that gives students points in various categories including test scores, grades and essays.
January 5, 2018
Week in Review: The Detroit story dubbed a ‘Tale From the Public School Crypt’
Happy New Year, Chalkbeat Detroit readers! It was a quiet week for education news as many city schools remained closed for winter break…
Detroit Story Booth
July 19, 2017
This Detroit educator used a sense of community and mentorship to help a student through a personal tragedy
Wright told her Detroit school story as part of Chalkbeat's Story Booth series, which began last spring with our storytelling launch event at the Charles H. Wright Museum.
June 27, 2017
Nearly half of Detroit schools offered no music or art last year. Next year could be different.
Nearly half of Detroit district schools offer no music or art but new funds mean 30-45 schools could get new programs next year.
to do list
June 13, 2017
More teachers, less testing top to-do list for Detroit schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti
Top priorities include hiring teachers, cutting down on testing and replacing contractors with employees.
Up and down
March 13, 2017
How changes to Michigan’s school ranking system hurt Cass Tech — and helped the DeVos family charter school
Testing experts say the dramatic swings say more about a rating system that’s been in turmoil in recent years than it does about individual schools.
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