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March 21, 2019
Mayor Duggan launched a bus route to draw students back to Detroit schools. Is it working?
A bus line designed to ease transportation woes for Detroit parents instead landed on another pressing issue: child care after school.
Making the grade
March 18, 2019
City commission moves forward with A-F grades for Detroit schools, bucking new state rating system
In moving ahead with A-F school grades, a Detroit city commission is defending its idea of what a good school looks like, bucking Michigan's grading system.
January 15, 2019
Concerned with state A-F grading system, Vitti says he’ll lobby for Detroit to keep its own plan
Detroit school leaders are adding a new twist to the pushback against the newly-enacted A-F letter grading system for Michigan schools.
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November 19, 2018
Detroit education leaders open to collaboration on accountability, student records
When students change schools — as they do all too often in Detroit — their data should travel with them. That idea…
October 26, 2018
Rise & Shine: A-F grades are coming. Here’s what they’ll look like
Good morning! A citywide education commission that will next year start giving A-F grades to every school in Detroit has…
Making the grade
October 25, 2018
New A-F grades in Detroit could be painful, but will give schools credit for improvement
A new citywide education commission will soon start assigning A-F grades to every school in Detroit — the first time in years that schools in the city will get letter grades from a government entity.
August 10, 2018
Coming soon to Detroit (and only Detroit): Letter grades for schools that could lead to closures
Every school in Detroit will soon receive a letter grade that could result in some persistently low-scoring schools being shuttered by the state.
July 25, 2018
Which Detroit school is best for your child? A new guide offers direction, but no test scores
A glossy new Detroit school guide will give city parents lots of information about nearly 200 city schools…
June 13, 2018
Rise & Shine: Falling off track as stakes rise
Good morning and welcome to our second day of more frequent, much-shorter and more useful newsletters at Chalkbeat Detroit. Koby…
May 25, 2018
Week in review: How will a new mayoral commission affect Detroit schools?
For the first time in decades, Detroit will soon have a single agency that aims to improve education in district and charter schools.
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