Author archive for Chalkbeat Detroit

  • In Betsy DeVos’ home state, a program that steers public dollars to private school students is under fire from the governor

    “This program diverts resources from core instruction that improves student outcomes,” Snyder asserted

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  • Three more Detroit schools added to state’s partnership agreement list

    “This is an effort to be positive, work toward solutions and to turn things around rather than be punitive…”

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  • How can Michigan schools stop skinned knees and conflict? Use playtime to teach students kindness

    “Recess was pretty chaotic, and it wasn’t very safe,” Principal Ashley Ogonowski said.

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  • Mayor Duggan says bus plan encourages cooperation. Detroit school board committee wants more details.

    Vitti said. “I think this needs a deeper review…The understanding was that it would be $25,000 for all schools.

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  • The Detroit school district has been using a curriculum that’s ‘an injustice to the children of Detroit’ — but it’s not alone.

    It has been years since Detroit teachers have been given high-quality instructional materials.

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  • Detroit schools and police chief pledge to work together to keep kids safe — but disagree about guns in schools

    …the two saw little common ground when it came to the issue of guns in schools.

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  • Graduation rates in Michigan – and Detroit’s main district — are up, but are most students ready for college?

    “This is the first time the statewide four-year graduation rate has surpassed 80 percent…”

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  • A popular new Montessori program in Detroit’s main district may expand into its own separate schools

    Detroit’s main district is considering expanding its popular Montessori program

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  • Pension paybacks for Detroit district employees may show up in March

    School employees who worked for Detroit’s main district between 2010 and 2011 can expect refund checks in their mailboxes soon

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  • Getting kids to class may be harder than some lawmakers think. A new study casts doubt on how big a role educators can play.

    ““We can’t keep sticking our heads in the sand and acting like it doesn’t matter.”

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