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April 19, 2017
Rebuilding trust and filling classrooms: What Detroiters say new schools chief Nikolai Vitti should tackle first
Among the most daunting challenges facing Vitti: He’ll be working with people who wanted someone else to get the job.
The new boss
April 18, 2017
Detroit’s new schools chief will be Jacksonville, Florida, superintendent Nikolai Vitti
Vitti will take over the district by July 1 after the school board voted unanimously to offer him the job.
Week In Review
April 14, 2017
Week in review: Open Meetings Act violation postpones superintendent discussion
The Detroit school board now plans to discuss (and possibly vote on) the two finalists at a meeting scheduled for Tuesday night
Week In Review
March 31, 2017
Week in review: The superintendent candidate who might (or might not) send his kids to Detroit public schools
Controversy and a lawsuit didn't stop Detroit's main school district from moving into the next phase of its superintendent search this week: interviews with the first of two remaining finalists.
March 30, 2017
Five reasons why Nikolai Vitti might be Detroit’s next superintendent — and three reasons he might not
Vitti is so committed to Detroit and its schools, he said that if gets the job, he will “likely” enroll his four children in the district — though he made no commitments.
March 28, 2017
Ten things to know about Detroit superintendent candidate Nikolai Vitti
The search for Detroit’s next schools superintendent enters the next stage on Wednesday with the first of two public interviews with the finalists for the job. Here's what you need to know
Week In Review
March 24, 2017
Week in review: Controversy about superintendent opening and lawsuits against the state
Who will be the next superintendent of Detroit schools? The board of education did not grant Alycia Meriweather an interview, but many in…
change at the top
March 23, 2017
Warning of ‘inconsistency at the top,’ Detroit school administrators, teachers urge board to reconsider Meriweather
The letter calls on the board to give Meriweather a formal interview noting that district leadership has “seen up close and personal the detriment of inconsistency at the top.”
March 22, 2017
Despite being passed over for top job, Alycia Meriweather says she’s focused on changes ahead for Detroit schools
Meriweather's hopeful predictions about the future struck an odd note just days after the Detroit school board narrowed its superintendent search to three finalists that did not include Meriweather.
Trouble with transcripts
February 21, 2017
Mayor: Detroit high school grads lost jobs because city schools couldn’t produce their transcripts
Hospital leaders said they were having difficulty filling entry-level positions despite Detroit’s high unemployment rate because Detroiters who applied couldn’t produce their high school transcripts.
Fighting to fix
February 9, 2017
Detroit school board and superintendent: We can improve the local schools the state wants to close
"The school board is committed to improving our schools, not shutting them down," said the president of the board, which will hire a law firm to battle closures.
January 11, 2017
New board takes on ‘awesome responsibility’ of running a district plagued by serious challenges
"And with that you are imbued with the awesome responsibility of the children of the city of Detroit,” the judge told them after administering the oath.
New Year New board
December 30, 2016
Detroit’s first empowered school board in years is gearing up for opening day — and a long to-do list
The new board faces a daunting to-do list including the possibility of legal action to stop school closures and crucial decisions about who should lead the district.
December 14, 2016
Colorful maps and wooden blocks have lured some skeptical parents — but can free public Montessori survive in Detroit?
When her son Carlton was born, Yolanda King started saving money for private school. As a special education teacher in the Detroit Public Schools, King…
December 9, 2016
Week in Review: Where are the children?
In a city that desperately needs quality schools, there are few things more confounding than knowing there are great programs in Detroit that can’t fill their seats.
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