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January 30, 2019
Meet the people who could help decide the fate of schools in Michigan this year
This year will be a pivotal one in the debate over how to improve Michigan schools, with new leadership at every angle at the state level.
January 2, 2019
Rise & Shine: A new year, a new governor — and lots of news to catch up on
Gretchen Whitmer is sworn in as Michigan’s 49th governor on January 1, 2019. Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news.
Right to read
November 28, 2018
Historic suit over poor conditions in Detroit schools gets new backers, fresh hope
Six months after a federal judge dismissed a historic federal right-to-literacy lawsuit, a stream of experts and advocates have filed briefs supporting the continuation of the lawsuit.
November 9, 2018
Rise & Shine: A Chalkbeat milestone
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox,…
next up for schools
November 8, 2018
Michigan’s divided government could find common ground around disadvantaged students
With Republicans solidly in control of the Michigan legislature, governor-elect Gretchen Whitmer’s education agenda may depend on finding a sliver of common ground…
November 6, 2018
She won. But can Gretchen Whitmer deliver on her promise to transform schools as Michigan’s next governor?
Gretchen Whitmer, a former Democratic Senate minority leader who has cast herself as an ally of the Detroit school district, was elected governor of Michigan…
November 5, 2018
Before you vote for governor or school board, read our education voter guide
Election day is tomorrow, Tuesday, Nov. 6, and the winners of key races could have far-reaching ramifications for schools in Detroit and across the state.
October 26, 2018
As governor, Whitmer would create a ‘Detroit-specific strategy’ ’
Gretchen Whitmer cast herself this week as an ally to Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti as his district jockeys for position in Detroit’s competitive…
October 26, 2018
Rise & Shine: A-F grades are coming. Here’s what they’ll look like
Good morning! A citywide education commission that will next year start giving A-F grades to every school in Detroit has…
Out of town
October 11, 2018
Just a quarter of Detroit students attend schools in their own neighborhoods. The rest commute.
Two decades after Michigan created dozens of school choice options for students in Detroit, a new report finds that just a quarter of students are now attending the school nearest to their home.
October 8, 2018
As governor, Bill Schuette would consider ‘all options’ for struggling schools, including closings
Schuette stopped short of saying that he would actively close schools down but he has supported school closings in the past.
October 3, 2018
Michigan gubernatorial candidates Schuette, Whitmer push for bus fixes to help Detroit schools
One day after an investigation by Chalkbeat and Bridge Magazine found 1 in 3 Detroit elementary students switched schools every year, candidates Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer said their education plans could help.
August 29, 2018
Michigan is failing its students, as state test scores keep tanking
Despite years of education reform, millions of dollars in targeted spending, scores on the M-STEP sank even lower this past school year in most grades and test subjects.
August 8, 2018
Rise & Shine: The votes are in. See where the winners stand on education
PHOTO: Anthony Lanzilote The race to become Michigan’s next governor officially entered the crucial next phase last night when Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and…
And then there were two
August 7, 2018
Michigan’s governor’s race will be Whitmer vs. Schuette. Here’s where they stand on education
The winner of the general election on November 6 will likely have an enormous impact on education across the state in coming years.
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