Author archive for Chalkbeat Detroit

  • 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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  • To win back families, Detroit district plans a sweeping search for gifted students

    “…a proposed policy to “develop the special abilities of each student,”

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  • Will the new Michigan education funding study have a political path toward implementation or take a cruise to nowhere?

    Advocates who hoped that Gov. Rick Snyder would take up the cause in his last year in office now assume…

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