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1 day ago
Watch: These Detroit teens have big dreams and a big goal: To graduate from college
Chalkbeat Detroit and Detroit Public Television are spending the year following Detroit graduates through their first year of college.
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.
September 6, 2019
A look at how we plan to cover education in Detroit this school year — and how you can help
Chalkbeat Detroit is seeking your helping as we fine-tune our plans to cover education in Detroit during the school year that just started.
September 4, 2019
Report: Detroit students leave the city for schools that aren’t much better
Researchers at Wayne State University studied years of data in their quest to shed light on student mobility in Detroit.
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.
Politics & Policy
June 7, 2019
Michigan’s top lawyer asks court to recognize right to a ‘minimally adequate’ education in Detroit literacy lawsuit
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is siding with the plaintiffs in the closely-watched "right to literacy" lawsuit filed on behalf of Detroit school children.
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.
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.
May 2, 2019
A big decision, a declaration, and a future of hope for these soon-to-be Detroit high school graduates
Schools in Detroit are celebrating College Decision Day throughout the month of May.
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.
April 24, 2019
How a coach and a financial incentive helped Detroit high school graduates succeed in college
The Detroit Promise Path scholarship was created over concern that so many scholarship recipients were dropping out of college after one year.
Investing in education in Michigan
February 7, 2018
Dear Dan Gilbert: Invest in fixing schools like you did Amazon, education advocacy coalition asks
“If we’re serious about building a Michigan that works for everyone, we have to be serious about funding our schools,” said Bishop Daryl Harris at the press conference
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November 22, 2017
Why one woman thinks special education reform can’t happen in isolation
This student advocate believes "How was your day in school" is the most important question to ask.
Confusion and uncertainty
September 7, 2017
Confusion spikes as a popular charter school seeks to buy an empty Detroit school building
Restrictions on how to use a vacant Detroit school building and a murky process for purchasing them makes a tough road even more difficult.
July 28, 2017
Week in review: A raise for some Detroit teachers — no pay for others
The situation at the Detroit charter school where teachers won’t get their summer paychecks is a reminder about…
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