ChalkbeatDET

  • New safeguards to be implemented following Detroit district’s $6.5 million snafu

    “I hope that they are successful in getting the $6.5 million. It’ll be a shame if they can’t get it,”

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  • What would make 2018 the best yet for Detroit’s students? Nine leaders who care about education weigh in.

    What would you like to see for Detroit students next year? We asked nine local leaders what they thought.

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  • Another weapon for charters in their war with the Detroit school district: A new ‘parent’ group that will lobby on behalf of charter schools

    Pro-district forces argue that sending more tax dollars to charters means less money for Detroit’s district schools.

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  • Five minutes in the hot seat: For Detroit school principals, there’s ‘nowhere to hide’ in new district data chats

    The students erupted in cheers, waving their arms and jumping up and down as she presented their trophy.

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  • Detroit city leaders to district and charter schools: Please work together to improve education for kids

    A powerful coalition of city leaders says the warring factions need to start working together to solve Detroit’s educational crisis.

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  • A high-tech approach to boost language skills starts with infants in Detroit

    Last year, only 9.9 percent of third-graders passed the state English Language Arts exam.

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  • Can a Detroit principal help her students learn quickly enough to save her school?

    “We’ve got sixth graders at a third-grade level,” Woods said. “We need to take it up a notch.”

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  • A fight for teachers weakens Detroit schools.

    “We needed to make sure we had enough teachers because that’s a huge thing for students when they come back…”

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  • In heated exchange with GOP lawmakers, Detroit schools chief Vitti defends stance on charters, property and grading schools

    “You are intentionally violating the law,” said Rep. Daniella Garcia

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  • Why one woman thinks special education reform can’t happen in isolation

    “How was your day in school?”

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