Author archive for Chalkbeat Detroit

  • 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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  • Strapped for teachers, Detroit district looks to controversial teacher training programs

    It’s still early in the summer hiring season, and the district hasn’t begun to announce new hires.

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  • New grant aims to bring programs like arts and nutrition to Detroit preschools and childcare facilities

    Half a year after unveiling an ambitious $50 million effort to improve the lives of young children in Detroit, the…

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  • Crumbling Detroit school buildings will cost $500 million to repair. It’s money the district doesn’t have

    “We would have to dramatically cut personnel to even put a dent in this problem,”

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  • Michigan’s third-grade reading law could penalize bilingual programs

    “I can’t wrap my head around it,”

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  • Meet the 11 people charged with helping Detroit’s district and charter schools work together, starting with a new bus loop.

    Duggan also confirmed for the first time that the loop will feature a tracking system capable of sending text messages…

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  • A year after superintendent’s arrival, a skeptical Detroit teacher has become a believer — almost

    At the time she was dealing with 37 first-graders who never got a break for art or music or gym.

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  • This Detroit teacher helped her students make a movie about trash. It’s part of how they learn.

    ‘It pollutes the air! Why is it here?’”

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  • Duggan’s schools commission has already brought charter and district leaders to the table. Here’s what else it can do (and what it can’t)

    “We all need to work together on how schools are evaluated,”

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  • It’s not just Detroit. Across Michigan, ‘active and aggressive’ competition imperils schools

    “Schools of choice decimated the schools,” Davis said.

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