At the time she was dealing with 37 first-graders who never got a break for art or music or gym.
The students erupted in cheers, waving their arms and jumping up and down as she presented their trophy.
A powerful coalition of city leaders says the warring factions need to start working together to solve Detroit’s educational crisis.
“We’ve got sixth graders at a third-grade level,” Woods said. “We need to take it up a notch.”
“We needed to make sure we had enough teachers because that’s a huge thing for students when they come back…”
the Kellogg and Kresge foundations announced they would each spend $25 million…
“They’re the only ones who’ve been able to help me,”
“This is not about burgers and fries. This is about kids’ lives and kids’ dreams.”
Plans to close those schools were abandoned in the face of intense political opposition.
The main district has taken the unusual step of putting some counselors and assistant principals in classrooms.