Rise & Shine

Rise & Shine: A look at how Detroit charter schools fared on the M-STEP exam

Good morning!

Last week, we brought you news about the latest M-STEP test results, which showed the Detroit school district posted promising gains across the board. This week, we took a look at how charter schools in the city performed.

Koby’s analysis of the test results show the results were mixed. It found that while some of the charter schools made impressive gains, most still lag behind the state averages.

You can read more about it here.

Meanwhile, if you’re a Detroit parent, we’re interested in hearing your ideas about what stories we should be covering. The bonus for taking our survey? You’ll be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card. You can take the survey here. The Spanish version is here.

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And have a great Thursday!

— Lori Higgins, bureau chief


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