Author archive for Chalkbeat Detroit

  • 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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  • 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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