Law has the backing of business groups, but critics worry about tradeoffs
High school students in Highland Park have had to enroll in Detroit and nearby suburban schools
School safety concerns, curriculum frustrations, and other highlights of Detroit’s school board meeting
The board heard calls from teachers and members of the public for tighter safety standards in light of national and local incidents of weapons in schools and social media threats.
Lawmakers also consider subsidizing tuition for education majors who agree to stay in Michigan
Expected hot weather prompted the Detroit Public Schools Community District’s superintendent to preemptively call for early dismissals Wednesday through Friday.
Switch to Black History 365 program is part of a broader reexamination of social studies materials
The legislation is one part of a strategy to alleviate a growing teacher shortage in many districts
Diverse books remind readers that their stories matter. Why are schools trying to ban so many of them?
Reading lists should reflect many different people and experiences.
Even as Michigan’s state revenues reach record highs, officials appear poised to let the program expire.
The legislation is expected to pass out of the Republican-controlled legislature, but faces likely opposition from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Chronic absenteeism and academic failure have prompted the Detroit school district to tighten enrollment standards for the coming school year.
A Chalkbeat story editor looks back at the impact of his years at Public School 24 in Flushing, New York.
The district appears to be doing much of what experts say is critical to the success of such programs. But can it be sustained?
Road gets more challenging for initiative to award tax credits for scholarships to private school
Tuesday’s temperatures approached 90 degrees, prompting district officials to dismiss schools hours early as a majority of school buildings lack air conditioning.
Skeptics worry Duggan’s plan could add complexity to an already confusing system
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An increase in the number of test-takers and a decrease in schools’ leniency could lead to more retentions.
Vitti recommends against metal detectors for all schools, citing concern about ‘prison type of environment’
Circulators said that the issue would go to a vote, even though it will likely be approved by the legislature without ever appearing on a ballot.
Giving high school students an early look at what it would be like to be at the front of the room — ‘warts and all’
The proposal, which requires approval from Republican lawmakers, marks a shift for state leaders who have not previously emphasized tutoring as an academic recovery tool.
Critics worry about technical education crowding out cultural studies
Christian Young talks about how he brings current events into his lessons, and the advice that he holds on to.
The state plans to invest in child care buildings, educator training, and startup grants.
More than 60% of Michigan’s teaching workforce is over the age of 40, and the pipeline of new candidates is running low.
Staff shortages are overwhelming the system. One center has 258 families on a waiting list.
The bills to require early screening and intervention passed unanimously, an unusual occurrence in an election year when education policy has become a hot-button political issue.
The lawsuit aims to eliminate a clause in Michigan’s constitution that could be used to challenge the ballot initiative.
District is urged to rethink how it supports students’ mental health
The district will spend COVID relief funds to rebuild five schools, renovate buildings and reopen previously closed school buildings.
Next step: Negotiations with senators who budgeted $2 billion less.
Michigan has a financial cushion thanks to federal stimulus funds and stronger-than-expected state revenues. But education spending is a sticking point.
Superintendent Nikolai Vitti cited opposition among union members but signaled he would go ahead with lifting the mandate on July 1.
A lack of coordination and financial support leaves individual districts to develop their own programs or take other approaches to learning delays.
Well-developed tutoring programs can make a big difference for students who struggled with online learning. These students are more likely to be people of color and to come from economically disadvantaged families.
The district will share the updated proposals at the May 10 school board meeting.
The measure would require districts receiving state aid to prohibit boys from competing on girls’ sports teams.
Lawmakers propose waivers on third-grade reading law, teacher evaluation formula
Earlier opening would allow more time to recruit students for enrollment ahead of Count Day, superintendent says
Experts warn that traditional credit recovery programs may not be enough to reverse the graduation downturn.
Detroit is one of the few school districts in Michigan requiring universal testing for all employees, students and contractors.
State superintendent says focus on math and reading crowded out other subjects.
The teacher challenged the Detroit school district’s requirement that most teachers work in person, citing medical conditions that put her at risk of acute COVID-19.
The new policy, if approved by the board would requires all employees to disclose their COVID vaccine status.
Michigan schools received $6 billion in federal COVID relief money to help students and staff recovery from the pandemic.