Study: Michigan ranks 5th-wors...

Jan 24, 2020 by

Michigan is among 16 states where the lowest-poverty school districts receive less state and local funding than the highest-poverty...

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Some traumatized Michigan kids...

Dec 14, 2019 by

A Detroit teacher shares just a snapshot of the trauma that some students enter the classroom with. Former Free Press Columnist...

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School attendance must be a pr...

Oct 2, 2019 by

In Detroit, more than 55% of all students in Detroit Public Schools Community District and area charter schools are chronically...

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7 things you should know about...

Sep 17, 2019 by

We’re using test data for the wrong purposes When it comes to education reform, standardized test scores are as versatile as...

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MSU: We aren’t liable fo...

Aug 27, 2019 by

MSU, in lengthy court filing, asks judge to throw out lawsuits from second-wave of Nassar victims, says law proves school can’t...

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Literacy event celebrates read...

Aug 19, 2019 by

As General Motors executive Lori Wingerter took to the stage to read a book to hundreds of wide-eyed youngsters at the...

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All schools, including charter...

Jun 25, 2019 by

As people who have worked with the parents and staff of Southwest Detroit Community School for many years, we were of course...

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Getting to college isn’t...

May 29, 2019 by

It probably won’t surprise you that as the chair of a governing board for a university with an urban mission, I am unapologetic ally...

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Michigan has messed up educati...

May 28, 2019 by

As a Michigan mom of a bright and vivacious Latina first-grader, there’s nothing more important to me than my daughter’s future. It’s...

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Four Michigan high schools ran...

Apr 30, 2019 by

Four Michigan high schools ranked in the top 100 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report in its widely expanded 2019 edition...

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State closer to naming new lea...

Apr 6, 2019 by

Eleven months after Michigan’s top schools official died of cancer, the State Board of Education is getting closer to naming a...

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Michigan parents need school o...

Jan 21, 2019 by

In education, “parent power” doesn’t just represent a slogan. Parent power provides a way to improve the educational system, by...

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Trying to save lives in the mi...

Jan 21, 2019 by

It’s Friday afternoon at El Club in southwest Detroit. Later, the Pom-Poms, a dance music duo made up of a woman named Kitty...

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Dearborn Public Schools scramb...

Oct 23, 2018 by

Dearborn Public Schools is warning its community to expect delays getting substitute teachers to schools Tuesday — after discovering...

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In Detroit, students change sc...

Oct 8, 2018 by

By the time she’d reached the eighth grade, Shantaya Davis had attended so many schools — at least five — that she couldn’t name them...

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Panelists agree: Bridging stat...

Sep 1, 2018 by

Education, business and government leaders explore potential solutions to looming crisis Michigan is at a talent pipeline crossroads....

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Detroit’s schools step u...

Aug 31, 2018 by

Experts on lead exposure are applauding Detroit school officials for shutting off drinking water district-wide after test results...

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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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