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These parents won’t stop chipping away at literacy and the language barrier in Detroit schools
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Estos padres quieren eliminar los obstáculos para hispanohablantes en las escuelas de Detroit
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September 21, 2018
In ‘speed dating’ exercise, Detroiters grill school board candidates about third-grade reading, charter schools
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Many Detroit parents think moving their kids from one school to another will help them succeed
September 20, 2018
In a letter to Betsy DeVos, Michigan officials highlight the plight of refugee students — and ask for testing waiver
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September 20, 2018
WATCH: Candidates for Detroit school board introduce themselves live
The nine candidates for Detroit school board are gathering Thursday evening at IBEW 58 in Detroit to make their cases in advance of the November…
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September 18, 2018
These candidates are running for Detroit school board. Watch them introduce themselves.
These candidates are among nine people vying for two seats up for grabs on Detroit’s seven-member school board this fall.
September 17, 2018
Michigan’s ‘band-aid’ for filling teaching jobs is expanding. Here’s what you need to know.
There aren’t enough qualified teachers to fill classrooms across Michigan — and especially in Detroit. That’s why state officials have opened the door…
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September 14, 2018
For this Detroit teacher, math is about teaching ‘what makes something true’
Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask educators who’ve been recognized for their work how they approach their jobs. You can…
September 13, 2018
A foundation, a district, and a university unite in Detroit to build one of the nation’s first ‘cradle to career’ schools
When it’s up and running, the school coming to the campus of Marygrove College in northwest Detroit will be one of the first in the nation to serve everyone from babies to graduate students, simultaneously educating children, giving high school students the opportunity to earn college credits, and training teachers in an innovative new way.
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September 11, 2018
Ben Carson, Aretha Franklin, will be part of lengthy public debates as Detroit board approves new policy to rename school buildings
Months after Ben Carson’s name became a hot-button issue in Detroit, the city school board approved a policy Tuesday that moves Carson’s critics…
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September 10, 2018
Mark your calendars: Here are four chances to dig into the issues facing Detroit schools
As we at Chalkbeat work to cover education in Detroit, we’re keeping our ears to the ground by participating in four upcoming events…
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April 16, 2018
Let’s solve the right problems for Detroit’s students with disabilities — not recycle old ones
I’ve spent 25 years both studying and actively trying to improve schools for students with disabilities. Segregated settings aren't the answer.
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A new report argues that students are suffering through bad teaching and simplistic classwork. Is that true?
America’s public schools are full of students who aren’t being challenged, a new study says. But It’s not clear its methods can support such strong conclusions.
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Facing his first crisis, Carranza fired a top official. But can he fix New York City’s yellow bus system?
The busing problems are the first significant test of Carranza’s leadership during a crisis since taking the helm of the nation’s largest school system last April.
Colorado Votes 2018
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Tax breaks for the rich and a ‘bargain with the devil’: Colorado candidates for governor spar over education
Speaking to an audience of charter school leaders, two candidates with a history of supporting such schools highlighted their differences.
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