ChalkbeatDET

  • As the Detroit district focuses on improving its building stock, it’s still unclear why one sale is being denied

    Schools sit empty, gathering dust or becoming magnets for crime across the Detroit district…

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  • Foundations put $50 million behind effort to improve lives of young Detroit children

    the Kellogg and Kresge foundations announced they would each spend $25 million…

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  • As a major provider of Head Start exits the program, hundreds of vulnerable Detroit families brace for change

    “They’re the only ones who’ve been able to help me,”

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  • District vs. charter schools in Detroit: Who’s offering arts? Busing? Special ed? Here’s some answers.

    “This is not about burgers and fries. This is about kids’ lives and kids’ dreams.”

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  • PHOTO: Stephanie Snyder

    Dozens more Detroit schools added to state’s partnership list for low test scores — but forced closure is not a threat for now

    Plans to close those schools were abandoned in the face of intense political opposition.

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  • Week in review: The state’s year-round scramble to fill teaching jobs

    District and charter schools throughout the region are now scrambling year-round to fill vacant teaching jobs-

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  • Week in review: The target on the back of the state board of education

    The main district has taken the unusual step of putting some counselors and assistant principals in classrooms.

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  • Week In Review: Count Day pizza, ‘Burger King’ money, and a teachers union spy

    Every kid who showed up in class on Wednesday was worth thousands of dollars to his or her school.

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  • Week in review: As ‘count day’ nears, the scramble is on to lure students and teachers

    Next Wednesday is count day — the crucial day when the number of students who show up for class…

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  • Scores of Detroit schools are empty eyesores. Here’s why it’s so hard to bring them back to life.

    “We’d like to be part of a positive story for Detroit…

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