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Assessment and testing
August 29, 2019
M-STEP shows no progress for Michigan’s struggling third-grade readers
With the state’s read-or-flunk law beginning this year, Michigan’s efforts to help young readers appear to be falling flat.
Third Grade Reading
June 3, 2019
As the school year winds down, a look at how Michigan’s third grade reading law will impact Detroit schools
Michigan law requires that beginning with the next school year, schools must hold back third graders who are a year or more behind grade level in reading.
Q & A
April 9, 2019
Watch: We asked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer about schools in Michigan. Here’s what she said.
In future years, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she’d like to see a more substantial overhaul to the way Michigan schools are funded.
March 7, 2019
Rise & Shine: What Whitmer’s budget proposal means for Michigan preschoolers
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox. BOOSTING…
January 17, 2019
Rise & Shine: Is a ‘grand bargain’ in store for Michigan schools?
PHOTO: Lori Higgins/ChalkbeatFormer U.S. Secretary of Education John King speaks about education at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History Wednesday, Jan. 16.
Literacy tutors needed
December 11, 2018
Detroit enlists volunteer tutors before third-grade reading law takes effect
Scores of Detroit students could be held back under Michigan's third-grade reading law. Can volunteer tutors help?
November 2, 2018
Rise & Shine: Your cheat sheet on the race for state board of education
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox,…
Race to Reading
August 28, 2018
With Michigan’s third-grade reading law looming, parents fear majority of Detroit youth will be held back
Educators and advocates are warning that too many parents don’t know their children can be held back in third grade if they can't read, because of a new law.
June 20, 2018
Rise & Shine: Penalties for schools that teach two languages at once
Good morning! As the clock ticks down on a school year that, for many Detroit children, will end tomorrow, we’ve been spending some…
April 25, 2018
Eight things to know about Detroit’s big math and reading curriculum shift
Here’s what we know about the new materials and what we’ll be watching for in the months ahead.
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