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Race to Reading
August 28, 2018
With Michigan’s third-grade reading law looming, parents fear majority of Detroit youth will be held back
Educators and advocates are warning that too many parents don’t know their children can be held back in third grade if they can't read, because of a new law.
August 23, 2018
Study: Billions meant for K-12 education diverted to colleges
Billions of dollars originally earmarked for K-12 education, goes to fund the state's colleges and universities instead, according to new study.
The big sort
August 22, 2018
No more back-door admissions to Detroit’s most selective high schools after all students take screening exam
Nearly two thirds of admitted students attend district middle schools, compared to less than half last year.
August 21, 2018
Rise & Shine: Education advocate assists parents of children with special needs
Hearing for the first time that a child has disabilities can be devastating for a parent. Dorothea Nicholson understands that, and…
August 20, 2018
VIDEO: How a Detroit special education advocate tries to help parents
This special education advocate said parents have to be sure to document everything, and stay calm — no matter what.
August 17, 2018
Rise & Shine: Boot camp works to get new kindergarteners ready for school
Good morning! It’s the beginning of the end of summer, which means we will soon be inundated with back-to-school stories. But…
Getting ready for school
August 16, 2018
Kindergarten ‘boot camp’ aims to ready young Detroit children — and their parents — for school
These young children are getting the extra boost they need before they start their first day of kindergarten through the Detroit school district's new program.
August 15, 2018
Poll: Most residents want Michigan to change the way it funds schools
The majority of the state's voters say the way schools are funded needs to change.
August 14, 2018
Detroit school board approves 2018-19 academic calendar after union agrees to changes
Teachers aren't happy about the approved academic calendar, but they want to do what's best for students.
August 10, 2018
Rise & Shine: November’s election could mean different school board dynamics
Good morning! Now that the primary election is over, Detroiters are turning their attention to November’s election, which could bring significant…
Detroit Story Booth
August 6, 2018
Watch this Detroit student read his poem about teachers who thought his differences were ADHD
This Detroiter's poem deals with how his teachers treated him when they thought he had ADHD or autism.
August 2, 2018
After initial stumbles, Detroit schools’ Parent Academy retools with new schedules and workshops
School officials are hoping to attract more parents by making adjustments to Parent Academy
August 1, 2018
Rise & Shine: Detroit’s school board members are counting ways to repair school buildings
Good morning! When more than 47,000 students return to classrooms in Detroit’s main district, leaders will still be saddled with…
July 30, 2018
For Michigan’s 3- and 4-year-olds with special needs, ‘it’s hard’ to find a place to learn
Why it's so hard to get toddlers with special needs in school.
July 26, 2018
Rise & Shine: Which school is the best fit for your child?
Good morning! Detroit is a city where parents have many options for educating their children but figuring out which school is…
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