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Getting them to school
April 23, 2019
Inside Detroit’s efforts to address one of the biggest obstacles to better schools: sky-high absenteeism
As the Detroit district tries to remake itself after years at the bottom of nearly every national school ranking, this is one of the problems it most needs to fix. Otherwise, the district’s other reforms, such as a new curriculum, won’t have a chance to make much impact.
April 18, 2019
$10 million later, this Detroit career technical center is ‘back into the light’
The $10 million investment in the Breithaupt Career Technical Center will help prepare students for high-demand jobs.
April 15, 2019
Thousands of Detroit students leave the city every day to go to school. A new study helps explain why.
A new study sheds light on why Detroit students are leaving the city for school.
April 11, 2019
After years of state control and oversight, the Detroit school district is on a path toward financial independence
The Detroit school district has been under state control or oversight for much of the last two decades.
State of schools
April 10, 2019
Vitti: Some teachers, principals should get performance-based pay for improving achievement
Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti touted district accomplishments and called for extra pay for some teachers and principals in a State of the Schools event Wednesday.
March 29, 2019
Teachers nationwide can now look to Detroit for help adopting a demanding new literacy curriculum
Teachers in the Detroit school district have piloted materials that will now be used nationwide.
March 28, 2019
With contract talks in the works, Detroit’s school leaders look to raise pay for veteran teachers
Detroit school district leaders want to increase pay for teachers, particularly for those at the top of the pay scale.
March 26, 2019
In Detroit, a push to use African-American history and culture to help students succeed
African-centered schools like Paul Robeson Malcolm X made a Detroit a leader and spurred districts in other parts of the country to replicate the approach.
March 25, 2019
Detroit school named after Ben Carson would get a new name that evokes its Crockett history
The Detroit school board is expected to decide soon whether to approve a new name for the school named after Ben Carson.
March 22, 2019
Detroit students will get jump start on learning if the board agrees to begin classes in August
The Detroit district would join a growing number that start the school year before Labor Day.
March 13, 2019
The Detroit school district wants to attract new parents. A new free-standing Montessori school might help.
The new Montessori school would be housed in a school building the district is taking back from a charter school.
March 11, 2019
As Detroit works to appeal to more families, hundreds apply to new high school at Marygrove
Detroit's newest examination high school at Marygrove College is expected to open with ninth-graders and a focus on social justice and engineering
One to One
March 7, 2019
Laptops for everyone: How the Detroit district seeks to level the tech playing field
Not every Detroit student has access to technology at home. But they could have it at every K-8 school in the Detroit school district.
February 28, 2019
Some schools will get repairs but severe problems remain in Detroit district buildings
Nearly four dozen schools in Detroit's public school district will benefit from $9.7 million in facility repairs.
February 25, 2019
As charters rush to find new locations, the Detroit district announces big plans to use their buildings
What will become of charter school buildings the Detroit school district is reclaiming? The district plans to convert them into district schools
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