Superintendent outlines plans to spend the billionaire’s gift on tutoring in literacy and math, pending board approval
The discussion about changing names is part of a broader effort to revisit decisions made during the time the district was overseen by state appointed emergency managers.
Duggan administration shelves a planned $6 million investment in child care infrastructure for other priorities
Many Michigan school races were unusually combative, stoking fears that hyper-partisan discourse would interrupt the essential workings of local boards.
Tuesday’s winners all aimed to continue the district’s ongoing reform efforts to address poor academic achievement and chronic absenteeism.
The sweep in Tuesday’s election means Democrats will maintain a strong majority on the board
Here are the latest results for the Detroit Public Schools Community District’s school board election.
Winfrey most recently served as head of community outreach for the Detroit Public Schools Community District, a role that benefited from his years forging connections with city residents.
Families typically try their best to get kids to school, interviews with parents and researchers show. If you know why absenteeism remains high, we want to hear your story.
Former Detroit school board president Iris Taylor’s campaign has raised the second-largest amount.
Did Dixon say kids can’t get COVID? Are children failing reading under Whitmer’s watch? As Election Day approaches, Chalkbeat looks into the candidates’ claims about each other.
The study findings are significant for Michigan, which has robust school choice policies but no rules to ensure that students have school options in their own neighborhoods.

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Republican candidate built a six-figure campaign war chest for Michigan school board race
More than 75% of Michigan students headed to in-state colleges and universities will be eligible
Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said the district is on the verge of selling the storied building for $400,000.
NAEP scores show Michigan’s longstanding gap between low-income students and affluent peers widened considerably
Math scores declined sharply nationwide on the first National Assessment of Educational Progress, or NAEP, given since the pandemic, and Detroit was no exception.
Students’ interview with astronaut Koichi Wakata represents a showcase event for Davis Aerospace program.
Researchers say it will take years to catch up; individualized instruction accelerates gains
Eighteen people are running for four seats to oversee the Detroit Public Schools Community District
Republican candidate wants more school choice, better prepared teachers, more civics lessons, and transparency in curriculum
The board backed name change proposals for Carson and East English Village Prep, and discussed attendance and cellphone use in classrooms
Michigan students are largely back to maskless, in-person learning, but another set of divisive debates looms in upcoming school board elections.
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Join Chalkbeat and WDET as we hear from the candidates vying to oversee Detroit public schools.
Despite growing interest, the sport remains inaccessible for many students
Grant program helps students create safe spaces and activities that keep them connected
Plaintiffs sought to use tax-protected MESP accounts to pay tuition at private, religious K-12 schools
Detroit Public Schools Community District is reopening community discussion on the school named for the retired neurosurgeon and former Trump cabinet member.
Districts are heeding expert warnings of a “perfect storm” of economic uncertainty fueled by inflation, enrollment declines, the threat of recession, and expiring federal aid.
The first Wednesday in October is a crucial day for school districts to maximize state funding, but this year it coincides with the holiest day of the Jewish year.
A new initiative pairs prospective child care providers with a staffer from the state licensing agency who helps with paperwork and inspections.
Students and staff participated in a series of activities, from wearing white to holding schoolwide assemblies and classroom discussions, aimed at promoting peace and healing.
Video spotlights conflict between duty to inform parents and the responsibility to shield students
Return to the choir room ‘is like seeing your best friend.’