ChalkbeatDET

  • 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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  • As mass transit talks slow, will Wayne, Washtenaw counties go it alone?

    The scenario would be a huge blow to advocates who have lobbied for mass transit for 50 years.

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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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  • Vitti has promised ambitious goals for the Detroit district. Here are the numbers he and the board agreed to shoot for.

    At a special session this week, the school board approved measurable targets to push that vision forward.

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  • Detroiters react with praise — and fury — as district changes how it will decide who gets into Cass Tech and Renaissance

    Detroit’s main school district is changing the way students are admitted to Cass Technical High School, Renaissance High School and…

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  • With no art teacher, students at this Detroit school say their talents go unnurtured

    “He can look at a picture and draw it in like five minutes and it will look exactly the same.”

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