Education

  • 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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  • CEOs, Republicans add voices to Michigan’s child care ‘crisis’

    Michigan provides among the least amount of help to low-income families seeking child care of any state in the nation.…

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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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  • School grades, toxic waste and dark money: Your Michigan lame duck roundup

    Michigan’s lame-duck Legislature continued its frenetic pace Tuesday, passing bills to…

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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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  • 5 places where Michigan’s governor and legislature can make deals

    For the first time in nearly a decade, Michigan’s government will be divided.

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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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