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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.
Casting their lines
May 9, 2018
‘Come help these babies.’ Inside the Detroit district’s long-shot effort to end a crippling teacher shortage
Detroit's main district is looking for teachers who are ready, willing and able to teach.
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.
Despite the passion fueling the debate over renaming schools like the Ben Carson High School of Science and Medicine, members of the Detroit…
Scores of scores
April 4, 2018
The new state school scoring index is here. See how Detroit schools stacked up.
A new 0-100 state scoring system appears to be a fairer measure of how schools are doing, but…
March 13, 2018
Joining national gun protest, Detroit students plan a two-mile march, speeches in three languages, and somber memorials
Vitti told students that the district would provide extra security to schools planning walkouts as well as transportation for students who want to participate in another school’s event.
What do you think?
January 22, 2018
Detroiters react with praise — and fury — as district changes how it will decide who gets into Cass Tech and Renaissance
The news turned into one of the most talked about stories on our site this year — and readers’ reactions ran the gamut.
January 19, 2018
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…
January 18, 2018
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…
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.
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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