Critics worry about technical education crowding out cultural studies
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.
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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.
Detroit is among the few remaining school districts in the state, along with Ann Arbor and Kalamazoo, that still have a mask requirement.
Any uptick in enrollment is welcome news to Michigan educators, who have been warning that students were missing out on critical education experiences.
Schools have a lot of flexibility in using the influx of federal money — and just a few years to spend it.
Results of Michigan tests can influence college admissions, teacher evaluations, and whether third graders are promoted.
Fewer metro Detroit high school graduates are enrolling in college or training programs, a trend that could affect employers’ ability to fill jobs.
School-based health centers allow students to access therapy, a medical checkup, or a dental appointment a short walk from their classrooms.
Michigan House lawmakers want schools to have health centers, lockdown kits, updated active-shooter drills, and more.
In recent years, students across the country have challenged their school dress codes, citing disparate impact on some students including sexist enforcement toward female students.
Homelessness among children: Treat the trauma and support students, rather than impose discipline, researchers say.
Supporters say the essay doesn’t measure students’ abilities and that including scores on transcripts could negatively affect admissions considerations at test-optional colleges.
The legislation would reduce the current one-year wait time and eliminate financial penalties for earning too much.
Advocates: There is a waiting list of 150 school districts that need funding to create school-based health centers
Chalkbeat Detroit, Bridge Michigan, and The Detroit Free Press held a discussion Wednesday to discuss how schools can support students with mental health needs.
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Hundreds of millions of dollars in state funding are at stake, including an estimated $40 million per year for schools.
Hamtramck Academy Principal Alvin Ward helms a school that recently was honored for its progress with some groups of students.
Federal funds fuel an “explosion” of demand for dogs trained to work with emotionally distressed kids.
The district is investigating the death of a veteran school employee who intervened in a fight near Henry Ford High Thursday afternoon.
As the Detroit Public Schools Community District has committed to improving the program, families are finding that being enrolled in the district’s virtual school is not easy.
The Detroit school board addressed its vaccine mandate and compensation for its members at its Tuesday meeting.
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Two pandemic years have changed my approach to teaching.
The people who showed up to the first of seven community meetings were receptive to the district’s plan to rebuild, renovate, or close some schools.