Author archive for Chalkbeat Detroit

  • A high-tech approach to boost language skills starts with infants in Detroit

    Last year, only 9.9 percent of third-graders passed the state English Language Arts exam.

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  • Can a Detroit principal help her students learn quickly enough to save her school?

    “We’ve got sixth graders at a third-grade level,” Woods said. “We need to take it up a notch.”

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  • In heated exchange with GOP lawmakers, Detroit schools chief Vitti defends stance on charters, property and grading schools

    “You are intentionally violating the law,” said Rep. Daniella Garcia

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  • Why one woman thinks special education reform can’t happen in isolation

    “How was your day in school?”

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  • As the Detroit district focuses on improving its building stock, it’s still unclear why one sale is being denied

    Schools sit empty, gathering dust or becoming magnets for crime across the Detroit district…

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  • Foundations put $50 million behind effort to improve lives of young Detroit children

    the Kellogg and Kresge foundations announced they would each spend $25 million…

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  • As a major provider of Head Start exits the program, hundreds of vulnerable Detroit families brace for change

    “They’re the only ones who’ve been able to help me,”

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  • District vs. charter schools in Detroit: Who’s offering arts? Busing? Special ed? Here’s some answers.

    “This is not about burgers and fries. This is about kids’ lives and kids’ dreams.”

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  • PHOTO: Stephanie Snyder

    Dozens more Detroit schools added to state’s partnership list for low test scores — but forced closure is not a threat for now

    Plans to close those schools were abandoned in the face of intense political opposition.

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  • Week in review: The state’s year-round scramble to fill teaching jobs

    District and charter schools throughout the region are now scrambling year-round to fill vacant teaching jobs-

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