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Despite top scores in quality standards, Michigan’s early education programs neglect English language learners
16 hours ago
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Detroit has schools named for a slaveholder, a convicted former politician, and a Trump cabinet member. Here’s how that might change.
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The Detroit district’s first homework policy is in the works. See how much homework it recommends your child do every night.
April 16, 2018
Let’s solve the right problems for Detroit’s students with disabilities — not recycle old ones
a temporary home
April 12, 2018
These students lost their school to a mold problem. Here’s how they’re doing in their new temporary digs
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Six hours, eight buses: The extreme sacrifice Detroit parents make to access better schools
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a new standard
April 11, 2018
Facing dead-last national test scores, Detroit district approves new teaching materials
The Detroit school board Tuesday adopted a new, $7.1 million curriculum that Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says is a key part of his plan…
April 10, 2018
Detroit schools ranked worst on national exam — again. But is there hope that things can improve?
Not only did students in the city’s main district rank dead last — for the fifth time — among major cities in every subject, but their scores dropped even lower than the rock-bottom numbers Detroit fourth-graders posted the last time they took the exam in 2015.
April 9, 2018
In this program, artists help prepare children for kindergarten — and their teachers learn, too
Artists help students—and their teachers—learn with songs and stories
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April 10, 2018
On nation’s report card, Michigan students remain in back of class
Michigan schools have made little progress in recent years despite years of sounding alarms by state, business and education leaders.
Battle to buy a school
April 5, 2018
After legal fight with the Detroit district, local charter Detroit Prep is ‘back full force’ working on the building
The leader of a charter school that has been battling the Detroit district over a property says she expects her school to move…
April 4, 2018
The Detroit district tries inviting families to enroll during spring break. Parents are trickling in.
The low turnout reflects the challenges Detroit schools — the district and charters — face as they try to convince parents to think about enrollment earlier in the year.
Scores of scores
April 4, 2018
The new state school scoring index is here. See how Detroit schools stacked up.
A new 0-100 state scoring system appears to be a fairer measure of how schools are doing, but…
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Week in review: Getting over that ‘F’ on the Nation’s Report Card
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One big upside of career and tech programs? They push more kids to graduate
At these CTE schools, low-income students were 21 percentage points more likely to graduate than their similar peers at typical high schools.
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Walton memo recommends charter advocates do more to persuade Democrats and appease unions
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Denver to dismiss students early as teachers rally for more school funding
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