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Detroit Public Schools Community District
New hope for an old school?
June 20, 2019
Auto company investment brings promise — and yet another change — to a Detroit high school
The history of Detroit's Southeastern High School has mirrored the rise — and long, hard fall — of its near east side neighborhood. It is now on the cusp of change.
June 18, 2019
Teachers in the Detroit district’s hardest to staff schools will get $3,000 bonus under new agreement
The agreement between the Detroit school district and the union that represents teachers has details that will aid in the recruitment and retention of teachers
What you learned
June 12, 2019
Detroit students, parents and educators: Tell us what you learned this school year
Tell us the most important lesson you’ve learned this year.
June 11, 2019
A pay boost is on the way for Detroit teachers after contentious negotiations make way for tentative pact
A tentative agreement will bring salary increases to teachers across the Detroit school district.
How I Teach
June 10, 2019
‘I still love it.’ Why the Detroit district’s top teacher for 2019 still has passion after four decades as an educator.
Imelya Eberhardt-Ellison, a third grade teacher at Bagley Elementary School of Journalism and Technology, was named the top teacher for 2019 in the Detroit school distric
June 6, 2019
Detroit’s historic Kettering High School property could get new life housing auto suppliers for new Jeep plant
The Kettering High School property could be used to house auto suppliers.
June 4, 2019
Detroit district looks to add more schools to mayor’s bus program
A bus route that was designed to draw Detroit students attending suburban schools back into the city is likely to expand for its second year.
Third Grade Reading
June 3, 2019
As the school year winds down, a look at how Michigan’s third grade reading law will impact Detroit schools
Michigan law requires that beginning with the next school year, schools must hold back third graders who are a year or more behind grade level in reading.
May 28, 2019
State board member: Michigan should side with Detroit students in ‘right to literacy’ lawsuit
An attorney for the state has argued that Michigan should no longer be a defendant in the right to literacy lawsuit.
May 24, 2019
As negotiations continue in Detroit, the district and teachers union differ on using reserve fund to pay for salary increases
The head of the Detroit Federation of Teachers many teachers are making less money today than they did a decade or more ago and he wants the district to boost their pay.
May 22, 2019
In the fight to improve attendance, the Detroit district will try using vans to pick up absent students
The Detroit school district is trying to combat data that shows 70 percent of students were chronically absent during the last school year.
May 14, 2019
As Detroit teachers demonstrate, they send a big message to leaders: ‘We want real raises.’
Members of the Detroit Federation of Teachers rallied outside a school board meeting to call for higher salaries.
May 14, 2019
After backlash from teachers, Detroit district backs away from controversial calendar
The Detroit district is moving away from a school year calendar that would have included an earlier start and more training for teachers.
May 10, 2019
New school leaders sought for 16 Detroit schools as principals retire, resign
New faces will be in the leadership role of more than a dozen Detroit schools.
April 29, 2019
Why the application process for Detroit’s selective K-8 schools started with the district
The Detroit school district changed the process for applying to any of the 10 selective elementary and middle schools.
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