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From reading to breastfeeding, Detroit dads learn how to engage with their pre-K children
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April 20, 2018
Detroit teachers will finally get paid for their years of experience if agreement holds up with district
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April 19, 2018
Despite top scores in quality standards, Michigan’s early education programs neglect English language learners
What's in a name?
April 18, 2018
Detroit has schools named for a slaveholder, a convicted former politician, and a Trump cabinet member. Here’s how that might change.
April 17, 2018
The Detroit district’s first homework policy is in the works. See how much homework it recommends your child do every night.
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April 12, 2018
These students lost their school to a mold problem. Here’s how they’re doing in their new temporary digs
Five school buses line up outside the closed Palmer Park Preparatory Academy on Thursday morning. Hundreds of elementary students, in a flurry of…
a new standard
April 11, 2018
Facing dead-last national test scores, Detroit district approves new teaching materials
The Detroit school board Tuesday adopted a new, $7.1 million curriculum that Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says is a key part of his plan…
April 10, 2018
Detroit schools ranked worst on national exam — again. But is there hope that things can improve?
Not only did students in the city’s main district rank dead last — for the fifth time — among major cities in every subject, but their scores dropped even lower than the rock-bottom numbers Detroit fourth-graders posted the last time they took the exam in 2015.
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April 16, 2018
Let’s solve the right problems for Detroit’s students with disabilities — not recycle old ones
I’ve spent 25 years both studying and actively trying to improve schools for students with disabilities. Segregated settings aren't the answer.
State of struggle
April 10, 2018
On nation’s report card, Michigan students remain in back of class
Michigan schools have made little progress in recent years despite years of sounding alarms by state, business and education leaders.
April 9, 2018
In this program, artists help prepare children for kindergarten — and their teachers learn, too
Artists help students—and their teachers—learn with songs and stories
Battle to buy a school
April 5, 2018
After legal fight with the Detroit district, local charter Detroit Prep is ‘back full force’ working on the building
The leader of a charter school that has been battling the Detroit district over a property says she expects her school to move…
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Tennessee says its online testing was hacked. And it has happened in other states, too.
Attacks on online testing systems and on school networks, in general, are relatively common, said Doug Levin, president of EdTech Strategies.
April 20, 2018
Do charter schools suspend students more? It depends on how you look at the data.
Charters have a higher overall suspension rate than traditional public schools. But when you break down suspensions by race, charters actually post slightly lower rates.
April 19, 2018
One big upside of career and tech programs? They push more kids to graduate
At these CTE schools, low-income students were 21 percentage points more likely to graduate than their similar peers at typical high schools.
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