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Business leaders on board for ...

Apr 29, 2018 by

Michigan’s schools are in deep trouble, sliding from a solid middle-of-the-middle to an alarming bottom-of-the-bottom in a few...

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What business must understand ...

Apr 27, 2018 by

Tom Watkins – There is great value in engaging the business community to enhance and improve the funding and educational...

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16 Michigan charters on new li...

Mar 31, 2018 by

Sixteen charter schools are on a new list of schools and districts that are subject to agreements with the state to turn around...

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Is business leaders step towar...

Mar 25, 2018 by

We never learn. Just as many people immediately pointed to southeast Michigan’s lack of a mass transit system as the main...

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Michigan’s high school g...

Feb 22, 2018 by

Michigan has finally cracked the 80% mark for high school graduation rates. Data released by the state Wednesday show 80.18% of...

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Detroit schools chief Nikolai ...

Feb 12, 2018 by

The Detroit school board has approved an ambitious agenda for the next five years that calls for raising reading proficiency among...

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Detroit charter schools debate...

Oct 26, 2017 by

The community group 482Forward held its first State of the Schools event at Gesu Catholic Church in Detroit Wednesday. Can...

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Mich. charter schools would ge...

Oct 14, 2017 by

The bill will allow charter schools to collect revenue from enhancement millages, which are in place in six counties in the state....

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Detroit superintendent Nikolai...

Aug 23, 2017 by

New Detroit superintendent is tackling charters on their own terms. Shouldn’t parents trapped in failing schools have options?...

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Nikolai Vitti: I see myself in...

Aug 12, 2017 by

Detroit Schools Superintendent Nikolai Vitti and his wife Rachel Vitti will speak at a town hall meeting on special education Aug....

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Getting Detroit schools out of...

Aug 5, 2017 by

In schools, tests serve one legitimate purpose — to measure where student performance is — and a host of inappropriate ends, which...

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Betsy DeVos visits Grand Rapid...

Aug 2, 2017 by

GRAND RAPIDS — From sampling the slow-cooked brisket at the Peter Secchia Institute for Culinary Education to talking with grade...

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NAACP releases report on chart...

Jul 30, 2017 by

Detroit and Michigan figure prominently in an NAACP report released today on charter schools that concluded there are wide problems...

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Fix Detroit by fixing the city...

Jun 25, 2017 by

Rochelle Riley – It’s time to unite to prepare children for life James Carville declared it’s “the economy, stupid” —...

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Report: For-profit run charter...

Jun 19, 2017 by

The study was done by the Center for Research on Education Outcomes at Stanford University. Students attending charter schools run by...

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Detroit superintendent: Teache...

May 31, 2017 by

Detroit teachers likely will see a small bump in salaries in a contract currently being negotiated between the district and the...

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State education plan shortchan...

May 21, 2017 by

A plan the state has submitted to the federal government Every child in Michigan deserves the chance to succeed in school and gain...

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Detroit school district could ...

May 12, 2017 by

The Detroit school board is set to take up a contract for the chosen superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District...

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Tuition in rich districts not ...

Apr 29, 2017 by

Grosse Pointe Public School System is considering a plan to charge tuition of 13,000 a year to out-of-district students. The Grosse...

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Security for Betsy DeVos costs...

Apr 8, 2017 by

The U.S. Marshals Service is providing security to DeVos. The U.S. Department of Education is spending nearly $1 million a month on...

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