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Detroit Public Schools Community District
December 10, 2018
From pay to personnel, changes in the principal’s office shed light on Vitti’s first year — and his plans for the next
Changes in the principal's office during Superintendent Nikolai Vitti's are seemingly only a start. Vitti says he wants further pay and personnel shifts.
November 21, 2018
Scared of robots? Here’s how one Detroit science teacher helps students deal with complex machines and instability at home.
Before she became a teacher, Maxine Kennebrew’s days were measured in hard numbers. I could say, ‘Okay this was a good…
November 20, 2018
Vitti made the grade in first year of Detroit turnaround, school board says
The Detroit district superintendent received high marks from the school board after his first year, a vote of…
Tale the teacher
November 12, 2018
Watch: This Detroit teacher is ‘no longer trying to fit’ others’ idea of what a teacher looks like
Anderson was one of four educators who told their stories on stage at the Lyft Lounge at Musictown Detroit as part of the Tale the Teacher storytelling event last month.
October 16, 2018
Promising students in Detroit lack access to high-level AP classes that are common in suburban schools
About half of Detroit’s high schools, both district and charter, offered no AP classes in 2015-2016, according to data that city schools reported to the federal government.
meet the candidates
September 18, 2018
These candidates are running for Detroit school board. Watch them introduce themselves.
These candidates are among nine people vying for two seats up for grabs on Detroit’s seven-member school board this fall.
September 7, 2018
Rise & Shine: These are Detroit’s most improved schools
Good morning and happy Friday! If you care about schools in Detroit, you’ve surely read many headlines in the last…
September 6, 2018
Here’s how much it will cost to fix your school. Report puts a price tag on repairs at every school in Detroit’s main district.
Kindergartners arriving at Nichols Elementary-Middle School this week for the first day of school were welcomed to a building that needs massive repairs…
August 16, 2018
Rise & Shine: A calendar conflict and a delicate task
Good morning and happy Thursday! The main Detroit district has been hearing some grumbling from teachers and…
June 4, 2018
This ex-Detroit cop-turned-teacher left in distress. Now, she’s ready to return to the classroom
Why this teacher quit the district, and why she's ready to return
One year in
May 17, 2018
A year after Nikolai Vitti arrived in Detroit, a look back at his application shows what’s changed
A year after Nikolai Vitti arrived in Detroit, we return to his application — his blueprint for the district — to mark the things that have happened, the plans that have been made, and the work still left to do.
May 11, 2018
Week in review: Convincing teachers there’s ‘more to Detroit than poor test scores.’
Among impediments blocking improvement in Detroit schools, the one that poses the most significant hurdle is the teacher shortage — the nearly…
April 24, 2018
Detroit district adding grades K-2 to summer school to help youngest students boost reading scores
For the first time in years, the Detroit district summer school program will start in kindergarten. District Superintendent Nikolai Vitti recommended…
more money fewer problems
April 20, 2018
Detroit teachers will finally get paid for their years of experience if agreement holds up with district
Good news for Detroit district teachers stuck at a low pay level: The finance committee of the school board Friday recommended an agreement…
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.
Detroit students who are drowning in homework — or unable to complete it because of challenges at home — could soon find relief in a…
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