Lawmaker wants to bar children from using their devices during the school day
The 2022-23 school year officially begins Tuesday across the state
Results provide some of the strongest evidence yet of the academic fallout from the pandemic
Students who are Black or from low-income families scored much lower than peers on third-grade test
New funding helps with pay, but providers worry that it won’t last
Here are eight ideas parents, providers, and lawmakers have for improving Michigan’s child care system
MuckRock and a consortium of newsrooms collected years of investigative reports by Michigan’s child care licensing bureau to detail the crisis facing the system
Students will learn the history of federally run Indian boarding schools that once tried to erase Indigenous culture
National charter school operators have largely avoided confronting the immense student need, fierce competition, and low regulation that characterize the school landscape in Detroit.
District seeks to recover lost ground in achievement, attendance and enrollment

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At Mark Twain School for Scholars and University Preparatory Academy Elementary School, there was a sense of optimism about the school year
Chronic absenteeism, enrollment losses, facility upgrades, and a school board election are among key issues Chalkbeat Detroit will be prioritizing this school year
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Higher salaries and new pay scale policy contribute to recruiting gains
Masking, routine testing and other precautions will be relaxed this school year
Jason Strayhorn resigned last month, citing family reasons. He faces accusations of financial mismanagement at his property management company.
School board members noted the challenges of leading the district through the pandemic in upholding their “effective” rating of Vitti.
Republicans view the plan as election-year pandering and are unlikely to pass it before kids go back to school.
The scramble for Montessori seats is in some senses a welcome sign for the Detroit Public Schools Community District
Programs fast-track training, but some worry that they risk shortchanging students
District taps COVID relief funds to support family-friendly Summer on the Block events, summer programming and door-to-door outreach
Supporters say the program would empower parents, but critics say the scholarships could undermine traditional public schools
The Detroit board extended the tutoring contract with Beyond Basics, modified the student code of conduct and approved academic calendar.
Supporters of the new rules say they will limit the influence of for-profit charter school management companies.
Educators say TRAILS program will help students recover from pandemic-related disruptions.
Here’s where incumbent Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican challenger Tudor Dixon stand on key education issues.
Some critics argue that private schools should not receive COVID relief money
The candidates are competing in a very tight race to battle incumbent Gretchen Whitmer in November.
Parents, former educators, and incumbents are among the candidates running for four open seats on the Detroit school board in the Nov. 8 general election.
The head of the Detroit teachers union said his members are fine with the lifting of the mandate, for now
Longtime literacy advocate Rachel Vitti left her position as a director with Beyond Basics in the wake of criticism from some education advocates
Their tour is spotlighting learning programs funded through federal COVID relief measures
This spring, Upper Peninsula educator Nanette Hanson was named Michigan’s Teacher of the Year for 2022-23. Read how the honoree has prioritized communities and parents during her over 25 years of teaching.
Districts’ new financial freedom could allow officials to focus more on educational priorities such as academics and teacher pay, or on reviving depleted elective programs
Superintendent Nikolai Vitti faces questions on the district’s choices on tutoring programs