Author archive for Chalkbeat Detroit

  • 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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  • Months after ‘scary’ disruption, Detroit Head Start programs get new management, make room for additional kids

    The alarming news last fall set off a frantic rush to solve an urgent problem.

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  • The future of 4,000 students is in limbo as Detroit district delays vote on charter schools

    The district has 106 schools of its own — and those schools compete with charters for student and teachers.

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  • A new law, signed Friday by Gov. Snyder, prompts Detroit district to back out of property dispute with charter school

    The Detroit Prep charter school has been clashing with the district for months…

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