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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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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