Author archive for Chalkbeat Detroit

  • 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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  • As a school board decision looms, some Detroit charters are jumping ship. Others have their fingers crossed.

    School board members argue that there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution.

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  • A bad kid turned school principal motivates students with life lessons she learned

    She said she draws on her past as a trouble-maker to relate to her students today. 

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  • Detroit district board votes to change name of ‘special education,’ but not everyone agrees it’s ‘exceptional’

    The state of Michigan has historically used the term “Special Education”

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  • ‘It opened everything up.’ How school home visits are changing relationships in Detroit

    Home visits by teachers and principals are popular across the country.

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  • Many Detroit educators have never worked in a high-performing school. This program imports coaches who have

    They’ve never seen an effective force of well-supported teachers working together…

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  • Betsy DeVos’s first Detroit visit featured Girl Scouts, robots, and talk of beluga whales

    The event was her first visit to Detroit as education secretary.

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  • Detroit teachers will finally get paid for their years of experience if agreement holds up with district

    “This is a major step for the district to fully recognize experience,” Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said.

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  • These students lost their school to a mold problem. Here’s how they’re doing in their new temporary digs

    -a bright blue banner indicates which door is for the 437 displaced children.

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