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Detroit school board
November 20, 2018
Vitti made the grade in first year of Detroit turnaround, school board says
The Detroit district superintendent received high marks from the school board after his first year, a vote of…
September 21, 2018
In ‘speed dating’ exercise, Detroiters grill school board candidates about third-grade reading, charter schools
On its face, the public forum Thursday night was about candidates for Detroit school board. In fact, the night belonged to the citizens.
meet the candidates
September 18, 2018
These candidates are running for Detroit school board. Watch them introduce themselves.
These candidates are among nine people vying for two seats up for grabs on Detroit’s seven-member school board this fall.
August 14, 2018
Detroit school board approves 2018-19 academic calendar after union agrees to changes
Teachers aren't happy about the approved academic calendar, but they want to do what's best for students.
August 14, 2018
Detroit district and union hammer out last-second agreement on school calendar before vote at tonight’s board meeting
Detroit’s main school district and its largest teachers union settled a contract disagreement Tuesday afternoon after tensions arose over the seemingly routine approval…
August 8, 2018
Rise & Shine: The votes are in. See where the winners stand on education
PHOTO: Anthony Lanzilote The race to become Michigan’s next governor officially entered the crucial next phase last night when Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and…
July 10, 2018
Rise & Shine: New teachers will be certified — but how will they be trained?
Good morning! School might be out for the summer but the Detroit school board has a packed agenda…
One year in
May 17, 2018
A year after Nikolai Vitti arrived in Detroit, a look back at his application shows what’s changed
A year after Nikolai Vitti arrived in Detroit, we return to his application — his blueprint for the district — to mark the things that have happened, the plans that have been made, and the work still left to do.
May 3, 2018
Detroit district board votes to change name of ‘special education,’ but not everyone agrees it’s ‘exceptional’
The Detroit board of education wants to change the name to give special needs students more "dignity."
April 13, 2018
Week in review: Getting over that ‘F’ on the Nation’s Report Card
The reports early this week about Detroit’s last-place ranking among big city school districts on a national exam is…
March 14, 2018
Detroit school board to protesters: Please remain civil. Protesters to school board: You’re naive
The meeting is being rescheduled, while the board president is making an appeal for civility.
March 13, 2018
Mold-infested Detroit school will be closed for the rest of the year, school board meeting ends in chaos
District superintendent Nikolai Vitti notified the school board about plans for the Palmer Park Preparatory Academy during a board meeting Tuesday night that became so raucous, the board called a recess for nearly an hour before voting to end the meeting without addressing most of the items on its agenda.
Mid-year progress report
January 24, 2018
Higher reading scores predicted for Detroit’s third-graders, but superintendent warns ‘a lot can happen’ before final exams
Nikolai Vitti says the district’s youngest students are moving in the right direction in reading — but he warned not to expect improvements in math this year.
January 12, 2018
Detroit week in review: the face off, the fall out and the rest of the week’s school news
The fate of a vacant former school building on Detroit’s east side could be decided as soon as today when the charter school…
January 8, 2018
Facing aging, crumbling and half-empty buildings, Detroit school board to consider $945,000 review of district properties
The district is reviewing the conditions of its buildings before making decisions about which buildings should get renovations — and which ones might need to be closed.
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