Education

  • With primaries over, Detroit school board candidates look to November

    The district’s progress under the current board progress has yielded a cautious sense of hope among some district veterans and observers.

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  • Michigan’s governor’s race will be Whitmer vs. Schuette. Here’s where they stand on education

    The winner of the general election on November 6 will likely have an enormous impact on education across the state…

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  • Raising taxes, partnering with developers and four other ways Detroit main school district could address its facilities crisis

    “I wouldn’t advise looking at that list and seeing it as comprehensive,”

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  • Which Detroit school is best for your child? A new guide offers direction, but no test scores

    A glossy new Detroit school guide will give city parents lots of information about nearly 200 city schools — just not about their…

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  • ‘Unofficial suspensions’ and 10 other reasons Detroit’s main district is overhauling special education

    A transportation network that was so dysfunctional, students with special needs were left sitting at home for a bus that…

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  • Strapped for teachers, Detroit district looks to controversial teacher training programs

    It’s still early in the summer hiring season, and the district hasn’t begun to announce new hires.

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    Federal judge dismisses Detroit schools literacy lawsuit

    Filed in 2016, the suit attempted to force the state of Michigan to improve the condition of city schools. A…

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  • New grant aims to bring programs like arts and nutrition to Detroit preschools and childcare facilities

    Half a year after unveiling an ambitious $50 million effort to improve the lives of young children in Detroit, the…

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  • Crumbling Detroit school buildings will cost $500 million to repair. It’s money the district doesn’t have

    “We would have to dramatically cut personnel to even put a dent in this problem,”

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  • Michigan’s third-grade reading law could penalize bilingual programs

    “I can’t wrap my head around it,”

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