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18 hours ago
Few Detroit high school graduates qualify for free tuition. Can this class change that?
The Score Your Four class was created to help students improve their SAT scores enough to earn the Detroit Promise scholarship.
3 days ago
Frederick Douglass is safe, but Ben Carson still up for a potential name change in Detroit’s district
The Detroit school district is moving ahead with plans to potentially rename three schools, including the one named after President Donald Trump's cabinet member, Ben Carson.
February 19, 2019
Rise & Shine: As one teacher strike ends, another begin
PHOTO: Yana Kunichoff / ChalkbeatPicket signs used by protesting strikers from the Chicago International Charter Schools, who were targeting charter network CEO Elizabeth Shaw on…
February 13, 2019
Michigan schools have expelled fewer students, but that may not be cause for celebration
Expulsions in Michigan are down, but does that mean fewer students are getting kicked out of school for long periods of time?
February 11, 2019
Detroit students to get more chances to earn college credit at no cost
The Detroit district is striving to offer more college dual enrollment courses for high school students.
February 8, 2019
Here’s why Detroit’s school district is trying to bring chess to more students
The Detroit school district is making a bigger investment in chess as officials recognize the kind of academic skills students gain from participating in the activity.
January 16, 2019
Is Michigan ready for a ‘grand bargain’ to improve its struggling education system?
Can Michigan see the same transformation that pushed Massachusetts to the top in the U.S.?
January 15, 2019
Concerned with state A-F grading system, Vitti says he’ll lobby for Detroit to keep its own plan
Detroit school leaders are adding a new twist to the pushback against the newly-enacted A-F letter grading system for Michigan schools.
January 14, 2019
After a count day decline, officials say enrollment begins to rebound in Detroit’s district
Enrollment is a crucial part of the financial health of both the Detroit school district and charter schools in the city.
January 7, 2019
Meet the top administrators working behind the scenes to improve the Detroit district
These Detroit administrators have key roles to play in the historic effort to turn around Michigan's largest school district.
How I Teach
January 2, 2019
This Detroit master teacher doesn’t mind the tough adjustment to a new curriculum. ‘It just works.’
Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask educators who’ve been recognized for their work how they approach their jobs.
year in review
December 21, 2018
Our most-read stories of 2018: Curriculum changes, a charter school closing, a new way to train teachers and more
As we head into 2019, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on our top stories and most read stories from last year.
December 21, 2018
‘Absolute hypocrisy’: Michigan educators slam GOP vote on school funding
Is it a cut or a shift in funding? Educators in Michigan are angry over a bill that passed the Michigan Legislature overnight they say will cut school funding.
December 14, 2018
Why the Detroit district is turning its adult ed centers into places where families can find helpful services
The creation of family hubs in the Detroit school district is part of rebuilding efforts there.
School letter grades
December 13, 2018
Lame duck Michigan lawmakers just voted on A-F grades for schools. Here’s what you need to know.
A bill that would mandate an A-F letter grading system would mean a new way of holding schools accountable, but it's garnered criticism
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