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Ready or not
3 days ago
‘I can do it’: How four Detroit students hope to make it through the formidable first year of college
Chalkbeat Detroit is following four Detroit high school grads to see how prepared they are for the challenges of college.
first day of school
September 3, 2019
The first day in Detroit: Cameras, cheers, and class rules that double as English lessons
Parents gathered outside the school Tuesday morning to grab one last photo and hug. Many were carrying tales of frustration with Detroit schools, as well as the hope that
Back to school
September 3, 2019
8 things you need to know about the new school year
It's the official first day of school in Michigan, and we have all the things you need to know about the coming school year.
Curriculum and instruction
August 30, 2019
Detroit district high schoolers will start school using a new curriculum aligned with state standards
The Detroit school district is rolling out a new curriculum for high schools with the expectation it will spur reform.
August 29, 2019
Detroit district test scores gain on Michigan’s, but there’s a long way to go
Michigan's largest school district is a bright spot in newly released state data.
August 28, 2019
After a year, drinking water is flowing again in Detroit district schools
The Detroit school district has installed more than 500 water hydration stations to ensure students drink water free of high levels of lead or copper.
safe at school
August 27, 2019
Vitti to ICE: Keep off school property
The new policy means federal immigration officials won't be allowed to enter Detroit district schools without a warrant.
August 21, 2019
As the new school year quickly approaches, schools in Detroit make final push to enroll students
The new school year officially begins Sept. 3 in Michigan, giving Detroit schools a little more than a week to enroll as many students as possible.
Leadership & Management
August 20, 2019
Q&A with Detroit schools chief Vitti: ‘Some doors … are opening up to what DPSCD can do.’
Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti, in a wide-ranging interview with Chalkbeat Detroit, talked about facilities, curriculum, and his dream job.
August 6, 2019
Detroit commission publishes new parent guide to city schools. But parents will have to wait for academic info.
A guide produced by Mayor Mike Duggan's education commission provides parents with useful information about city schools, though they'll have to wait for academic info.
Boosting Fine Arts
July 31, 2019
How do you boost arts in the Detroit district? More teachers, better curriculum, earlier student exposure
The Detroit school district's fine arts plan includes an effort to boost enrollment and programming at Detroit School of Arts.
July 17, 2019
Detroit schools get creative to fill teacher vacancies
There's less than two months before the school year begins, and Detroit school leaders are searching for ways to fill their classrooms with dedicated teachers.
July 10, 2019
Detroit district schools could get more flexibility in meting out student discipline
Detroit school officials say a revamp of the student code of conduct last year was successful, but changes are needed to address concerns that have been raised.
July 9, 2019
Detroit officials hope their new initiative for gifted children avoids equity issues that plague other cities
The Detroit school district is working to change its approach to identifying and teaching gifted children.
July 8, 2019
New high school at Marygrove reaching students attending schools outside the Detroit district
The new high school on the campus of Marygrove College is attracting some students who've previously sought other educational options.
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