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DPS misses deadline, loses out...

Dec 22, 2017 by

Officials fail to submit paperwork on time for money to whittle old district debt The old Detroit school district has lost out on...

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Employees, not test scores, ma...

Dec 20, 2017 by

Dedicated teachers and support staff make a difference for students beyond what any test can measure, Herbart says Do scores on...

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State must invest in special e...

Dec 19, 2017 by

All families deserve to see their child grow up and discover themselves and the world, Gillard writes Every new parent looks forward...

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Embrace data-based ed solution...

Dec 12, 2017 by

Michigan can either repeat the mistakes of the past or learn from the lessons of leading states, Arellano and Gutman say For more...

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Children need love and kindnes...

Dec 6, 2017 by

Randy Speck – In the 2011 movie “Moneyball,” Brad Pitt plays the Oakland A’s baseball general manager Billy Beane who realizes...

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Is Michigan committed to its t...

Dec 1, 2017 by

2010 law amounted to a legislatively-imposed pay cut for all in the public school retirement system, Addonizio writes The Michigan...

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Parent-driven charter system a...

Nov 30, 2017 by

Michigan’s flexible, parent-driven charter system is a case study in how to do school choice right, Eden and Ladner say One year ago,...

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Report: Districts lose aid to ...

Nov 22, 2017 by

Lansing — Michigan is making up for a $700 million special education shortfall by cutting state aid to other students, a situation...

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Too many teachers skipping cla...

Nov 12, 2017 by

A quarter of Michigan public school teachers miss 10 days or more, twice the number of charter teachers Students aren’t the only ones...

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New ways to attack poverty in ...

Nov 9, 2017 by

Nikolai Vitti – Each morning, our students enter the classroom with a diverse set of gifts, experiences and challenges. As...

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Michigan, let me teach

Oct 31, 2017 by

A few years ago, I gave up a beloved radio and television broadcasting career to pursue a career I love even more: teaching. I...

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Q&A about education in ot...

Oct 19, 2017 by

Detroit News: In your book “The Smartest Kids in the World” why did you focus on schools in Finland, Poland and South Korea? Amanda...

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Young educators need support

Oct 18, 2017 by

Paula Herbart – ‘I knew that if I became a teacher, I was going to be a good one. I was going to be there for my students, no...

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Improving early literacy right...

Sep 14, 2017 by

  Education in Michigan is falling behind, rapidly racing toward bottom The start of a new school year is usually greeted with a...

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Back to school 101: Show up to...

Sep 8, 2017 by

Ingrid Jacques – School officially starts today in Michigan, but that doesn’t necessarily mean children will be at their desks...

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End poverty in Detroit

Sep 8, 2017 by

  L.A. Clippers owner Steve Ballmer and his wife ave a plan to combat and end intergenerational poverty in Detroit. Former Microsoft...

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We shouldn’t rest until every ...

Sep 3, 2017 by

Addie starts school Tuesday, taking that big, bittersweet step toward growing up. I asked my granddaughter what she was going to do...

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School adequacy studies critic...

Sep 2, 2017 by

In recent years, state legislatures, state education departments and advocacy groups in more than 30 states have sponsored education...

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Fewer than half of third-grade...

Aug 29, 2017 by

Further slide in 3rd-graders’ reading skills, increased math proficiency in grades 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 among M-STEP results The...

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Training center a building blo...

Aug 29, 2017 by

At the revamped Randolph Career and Technical Center, students will get the skills they need to build a better future, as the Detroit...

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