Author archive for Chalkbeat Detroit

  • Michigan’s ‘band-aid’ for filling teaching jobs is expanding. Here’s what you need to know.

    If the expansion continues, it could change the face of schools across the state, in cities like Detroit most of…

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  • Mark your calendars: Here are four chances to dig into the issues facing Detroit schools

    “It’s the very essence of democracy,”

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  • Is Detroit ‘the best city in America for teachers’? City leaders are giving recruits a few more reasons to say ‘yes’

    “We are committed to making Detroit the best city in America for teachers.”

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  • VIDEO: How a Detroit special education advocate tries to help parents

    “I didn’t know what I was supposed to do,” the Detroiter said. “I was left in the dark, lost.”

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  • With primaries over, Detroit school board candidates look to November

    The district’s progress under the current board progress has yielded a cautious sense of hope among some district veterans and observers.

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  • 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…

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  • Raising taxes, partnering with developers and four other ways Detroit main school district could address its facilities crisis

    “I wouldn’t advise looking at that list and seeing it as comprehensive,”

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  • 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 — just not about their…

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  • ‘Unofficial suspensions’ and 10 other reasons Detroit’s main district is overhauling special education

    A transportation network that was so dysfunctional, students with special needs were left sitting at home for a bus that…

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  • Detroit math teacher tends a greenhouse, welcomes parents into her classroom

    Reese spoke with Chalkbeat about the garden, being a woman in the hard sciences, and welcoming parents into her classroom.

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