Education

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Michigan’s future at stake in fixing public education

    The latest news from Michigan’s classrooms continues to disturb.

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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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  • ICYMI: When it comes to their children’s education, how can parents empower themselves?

    When it comes to their children’s education, how can parents empower themselves?

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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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