Author archive for Chalkbeat Detroit

  • Week in review: The target on the back of the state board of education

    The main district has taken the unusual step of putting some counselors and assistant principals in classrooms.

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  • Week In Review: Count Day pizza, ‘Burger King’ money, and a teachers union spy

    Every kid who showed up in class on Wednesday was worth thousands of dollars to his or her school.

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  • Week in review: As ‘count day’ nears, the scramble is on to lure students and teachers

    Next Wednesday is count day — the crucial day when the number of students who show up for class…

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  • Scores of Detroit schools are empty eyesores. Here’s why it’s so hard to bring them back to life.

    “We’d like to be part of a positive story for Detroit…

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  • Week in review: A ‘poor choice of words’ from the state schools boss, Grosse Pointe considers lightening up

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  • ‘Possible, but daunting’: Inside Nikolai Vitti’s early effort to transform Detroit’s battered public schools

    “That would be like — ‘Here — write a front page story about how inefficient this district is.’ Are…

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  • The plot (to buy a Detroit school building) thickens: Efforts to keep sold property from housing charter schools might have become illegal

    “Any such deed restriction in effect on the effective date of this subsection is void.”

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  • Week in review: What last year’s test scores tell us as a new school year begins

    Though the 2017 M-STEP and SAT results released this week included some glimmers of good news for schools in…

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  • Here’s Detroit’s slimmed-down testing schedule, which Vitti says is only a first step in reducing pressure

    Nikolai Vitti has proposed a first step in a broad push to rein in runaway testing.

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  • This Detroit teacher uses music to expose students to history, politics and power.

    ‘They walk in here and they don’t even know who they are.’

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