Author archive for Chalkbeat Detroit

  • 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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  • 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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