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Superintendent Nikolai Vitti
January 7, 2019
Meet the top administrators working behind the scenes to improve the Detroit district
These Detroit administrators have key roles to play in the historic effort to turn around Michigan's largest school district.
How I Teach
January 2, 2019
This Detroit master teacher doesn’t mind the tough adjustment to a new curriculum. ‘It just works.’
Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask educators who’ve been recognized for their work how they approach their jobs.
year in review
December 21, 2018
Our most-read stories of 2018: Curriculum changes, a charter school closing, a new way to train teachers and more
As we head into 2019, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on our top stories and most read stories from last year.
December 18, 2018
As the Detroit district weighs taking back some of its leased buildings from charter schools, anxiety grows
The district is undergoing a review that will determine whether it should reauthorize some of its charters or renew their leases.
December 10, 2018
From pay to personnel, changes in the principal’s office shed light on Vitti’s first year — and his plans for the next
Changes in the principal's office during Superintendent Nikolai Vitti's are seemingly only a start. Vitti says he wants further pay and personnel shifts.
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.
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…
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…
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 2, 2018
The children of 8B: One classroom, 31 journeys, and the reason it’s so hard to fix Detroit’s schools
The 31 eighth-graders in Bethune’s “8B” homeroom had collectively attended a total of 128 schools — an average of more than four schools each. They are among countless others just like them in cities like Detroit — kids who’ve spent their childhoods starting over every couple of years, navigating new schools, trying to fit in.
October 2, 2018
5 ways to stop students from changing schools — or at least reduce the impact
Solving the damaging problem of Detroit students moving frequently between schools would require sweeping policy changes to both stabilize housing and improve the quality of public education. But schools and policymakers could also take simpler, smaller steps to help ease a crisis created when more than 1 in 3 elementary school students change schools every year.
September 25, 2018
These parents won’t stop chipping away at literacy and the language barrier in Detroit schools
Para leer este artículo en español, oprima aquí. If you think it’s hard to navigate Detroit’s troubled school system, try doing it…
September 6, 2018
Here’s how much it will cost to fix your school. Report puts a price tag on repairs at every school in Detroit’s main district.
Kindergartners arriving at Nichols Elementary-Middle School this week for the first day of school were welcomed to a building that needs massive repairs…
September 4, 2018
Despite heat, water problems, Detroit students get a fresh start
It took a lunch table of high schoolers to give Superintendent Nikolai Vitti some good news on the first day of school.
Gifted and talented
August 31, 2018
Superintendent Vitti wants to overhaul an elite Detroit school. Here’s how.
Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti surprised parents this week with plans to overhaul one of the city’s elite schools. Starting next year,…
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