ChalkbeatDET

  • Michigan is struggling to put kids through college. So why is a promising solution stuck in first gear?

    As an ambitious high school freshman in Illinois, Jasmin Wilson had a simple goal: rack up enough college credits to…

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  • The state raised the bar for organizations that oversee charter schools in Detroit. See who’s responding

    When the new law was enacted, there were a dozen authorizers overseeing charters in the city.

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  • Report: Michigan has biggest school funding decline in nation

    A new report out Wednesday says total revenue for Michigan schools declined 30 percent from 2002 to 2015 — the…

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  • This Detroit master teacher doesn’t mind the tough adjustment to a new curriculum. ‘It just works.’

    Two decades of teaching have taught her a lot — including about how lessons can go wrong.

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  • Lame duck Michigan lawmakers just voted on A-F grades for schools. Here’s what you need to know.

    The bill stirred controversy over concerns that it could strip power from elected education officials…

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  • Detroit enlists volunteer tutors before third-grade reading law takes effect

    We need your help,” Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said

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  • As Michigan’s poorest 4-year-olds wait for classroom seats, free pre-K for all kids seems elusive

    ichigan is the home to America’s most famous study on the benefits of early childhood education.

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  • Promising students in Detroit lack access to high-level AP classes that are common in suburban schools

    Advanced Placement courses — known as APs — offer some of the most challenging curriculum available to high schoolers in…

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  • As governor, Bill Schuette would consider ‘all options’ for struggling schools, including closings

    Attorney General Bill Schuette is putting struggling Michigan schools on notice: Shape up or face the consequences if he becomes…

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  • Michigan’s ‘band-aid’ for filling teaching jobs is expanding. Here’s what you need to know.

    If the expansion continues, it could change the face of schools across the state, in cities like Detroit most of…

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