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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...

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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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Survey finds fewer families wi...

Aug 24, 2017 by

Detroit — The city has seen the number of families with children decline by 43 percent since 2000 with only about a quarter of...

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Sliding education attainment i...

Aug 19, 2017 by

Daniel Howes – ‘Is the American dream dying in Michigan,” asked the subject line of an email that arrived Thursday morning. The...

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State bears responsibility for...

Aug 18, 2017 by

We’ve continually stated what’s best for educators is best for students. The Detroit Public Schools Community District operates best...

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Court wrong place to enforce l...

Aug 17, 2017 by

There is no question that too many students at Michigan’s largest school district have received a sub-par education. While Detroit...

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Tackle Michigan’s skills gap

Aug 16, 2017 by

We’ve traveled the state talking with employers, and the message from them is clear: We can’t find enough people with in-demand...

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Snyder and Whiston: In defense...

Aug 4, 2017 by

Re: Greg McNeilly’s July 27 column, “Gov, keep fighting for Michigan students”: As the 21st Century Education Commission grimly...

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Nikolai Vitti settles in, puts...

Jul 13, 2017 by

The battles that have been fought over the years in public education in Detroit have centered on many issues: unbearable classroom...

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Who is going to fix Michigan’s...

Jul 9, 2017 by

Two years after Gov. Rick Snyder made waves by pulling the state’s School Reform Office out from under the Michigan Department of...

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