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Mayor Mike Duggan
August 30, 2018
Is Detroit ‘the best city in America for teachers’? City leaders are giving recruits a few more reasons to say ‘yes’
Hiring teachers in Detroit has long been fiercely competitive, with schools sweetening their offers with unusual financial perks in an effort to recruit…
August 10, 2018
Coming soon to Detroit (and only Detroit): Letter grades for schools that could lead to closures
Every school in Detroit will soon receive a letter grade that could result in some persistently low-scoring schools being shuttered by the state.
July 25, 2018
Which Detroit school is best for your child? A new guide offers direction, but no test scores
A glossy new Detroit school guide will give city parents lots of information about nearly 200 city schools…
Seats at the table
June 11, 2018
Meet the 11 people charged with helping Detroit’s district and charter schools work together, starting with a new bus loop
A mayoral commission designed to bring competitive district and charter schools together began to take shape on Monday. Speaking before television…
May 31, 2018
Detroit schools chief Nikolai Vitti says ‘racist’ policies led to crisis in Detroit schools
The leader of Michigan’s largest school district says racism is a key reason why Detroit schools are in crisis.
May 25, 2018
Week in review: How will a new mayoral commission affect Detroit schools?
For the first time in decades, Detroit will soon have a single agency that aims to improve education in district and charter schools.
The mayor's role
May 24, 2018
Duggan’s schools commission has already brought charter and district leaders to the table. Here’s what else it can do (and what it can’t)
For the first time in years, Detroit’s mayor will have a small hand in shaping education in the city. A new…
May 21, 2018
A partnership to make bus stops for students at district and charter schools in Detroit appears to be back on track
A city plan to boost collaboration between district and charter schools cleared a speed bump on Monday, as a district committee narrowly approved…
May 4, 2018
Week in review: Would ‘special education’ by any other name be the same?
Most educators working in urban schools know that many of their students face challenges at home. But a $3 million grant from…
Proceeding with caution
April 30, 2018
A controversial joint bus route for Detroit district and charter schools hits a speed bump
A city effort to create a shared bus route that would transport children to both district and charter schools in Detroit is getting some extra scrutiny from the Detroit school board — even asbut the cost could be coming down for participating schools.
March 30, 2018
Week in review: Can separate schools better serve students with dyslexia and other special needs
Since arriving in Detroit last year, Superintendent Nikolai Vitti has spoken often of the schools he wants to create for children with special…
March 23, 2018
Week in review: Life without gym class
One of our stories this week looked at something that has been missing in Detroit schools for years: gym class.
Bridging the divide
March 7, 2018
Will the Detroit district and charter schools agree to work together on busing and school grading as Mayor Duggan suggests?
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan believes he has found a way to bring together the city’s warring education factions — charter schools and the district.
State of the City
March 6, 2018
Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan looks to grade schools, help district and charter schools work together on transportation
In addition to report cards, Duggan proposed testing out a new busing system that would serve students attending both district and charter schools.
State of the City (schools)
March 6, 2018
How will Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan get involved in schools? The answers could come in tonight’s State of the City address. Watch it here.
It’s not clear what Duggan plans to announce in his speech, but it’s clear that he’s focused on schools.
February 9, 2018
Week in Review: What are Mayor Duggan’s plans for city schools?
Happy snow day everyone! While you’re curled up inside, we have lots of education headlines to catch up on, starting with our story this week…
city hall watch
February 7, 2018
No longer distancing himself from education, Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan is looking for ways to impact schools
What the mayor’s involvement will look like — and how it will go over with school leaders and parents wary of government involvement after years of state intervention in city schools — is still not clear.
home sweet home
July 24, 2017
‘Finally! Something useful’ or a dangerous mistake? Detroiters respond to city’s housing deal for teachers
Some readers had high hopes for the deal, but others questioned who really benefits.
Week In Review
July 21, 2017
Week in Review: Discount houses — and new faces at the top of Detroit schools
The big news this morning is the announcement from Mayor Mike Duggan that Detroit teachers and school employees — district, charter and parochial — will…
July 21, 2017
Detroit teachers and school employees are about to get a major perk: Discount houses
all Detroit teachers — whether they work for district, charter or parochial schools — will now get a 50 percent discount on houses auctioned through the Detroit Land Bank Authority.
Week In Review
February 24, 2017
Week in review: Michigan school closing decisions delayed — but still looming
Detroiters have to wait a little longer to find out which of 25 targeted city schools will be closed by the state in June. but when those decisions are made, they'll be based on academics — not whether schools are in new buildings or what impact vacant schools will have on neighborhoods.
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