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A popular new Montessori program in Detroit’s main district may expand into its own separate schools
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Graduation rates in Michigan – and Detroit’s main district — are up, but are most students ready for college?
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February 20, 2018
To win back families, Detroit district plans a sweeping search for gifted students
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Scores of scores
February 16, 2018
Republican state board member says A-F school letter grades would hurt poor students, but lawmakers aren’t convinced
A representative of the state board of education spoke strongly against a House bill to evaluate school performance with an A-F report card,…
grappling with grades
February 15, 2018
Getting kids to class may be harder than some lawmakers think. A new study casts doubt on how big a role educators can play.
Michigan and other states are focusing more on how often students are absent as a factor in determining a school’s performance. But a…
February 14, 2018
With clean clothes, this Detroit school sees a new attitude and improved attendance
Last year, administrators at the A.L. Holmes Academy of Blended Learning struggled to get children to come to school every day. More than…
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February 14, 2018
In a city where many charter schools operate alone, one charter network expands
The merger of two networks would make Detroit 90/90 the largest charter operator in the city next year, with nine schools.
February 13, 2018
State education officials prepare 0 to 100 index to measure schools, slam push for A-F grades
The new index will give each school a single number based on six factors, including test scores and graduation rates, the availability of classes like art and music, and proficiency rates for English learners
February 12, 2018
More charter schools in Detroit? State’s largest authorizer considers contracts for three schools
After several years in which only a handful of new charter schools opened in the city of Detroit, three new charter schools are…
February 9, 2018
Will the new Michigan education funding study have a political path toward implementation or take a cruise to nowhere?
Three weeks after a new study recommended sweeping changes to Michigan’s school funding system, the question…
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