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Community Education Commission
June 19, 2019
Detroit’s shared school bus route will expand in its second year, its backers consider its future
The GOAL Line, which transports students to and from Detroit schools, has been popular with parents, but the commission's 2020 budget has a $1.4 million deficit.
June 4, 2019
Detroit district looks to add more schools to mayor’s bus program
A bus route that was designed to draw Detroit students attending suburban schools back into the city is likely to expand for its second year.
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March 21, 2019
Mayor Duggan launched a bus route to draw students back to Detroit schools. Is it working?
A bus line designed to ease transportation woes for Detroit parents instead landed on another pressing issue: child care after school.
Making the grade
March 18, 2019
City commission moves forward with A-F grades for Detroit schools, bucking new state rating system
In moving ahead with A-F school grades, a Detroit city commission is defending its idea of what a good school looks like, bucking Michigan's grading system.
January 15, 2019
Concerned with state A-F grading system, Vitti says he’ll lobby for Detroit to keep its own plan
Detroit school leaders are adding a new twist to the pushback against the newly-enacted A-F letter grading system for Michigan schools.
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November 19, 2018
Detroit education leaders open to collaboration on accountability, student records
When students change schools — as they do all too often in Detroit — their data should travel with them. That idea…
October 26, 2018
Rise & Shine: A-F grades are coming. Here’s what they’ll look like
Good morning! A citywide education commission that will next year start giving A-F grades to every school in Detroit has…
Making the grade
October 25, 2018
New A-F grades in Detroit could be painful, but will give schools credit for improvement
A new citywide education commission will soon start assigning A-F grades to every school in Detroit — the first time in years that schools in the city will get letter grades from a government entity.
August 10, 2018
Coming soon to Detroit (and only Detroit): Letter grades for schools that could lead to closures
Every school in Detroit will soon receive a letter grade that could result in some persistently low-scoring schools being shuttered by the state.
July 25, 2018
Which Detroit school is best for your child? A new guide offers direction, but no test scores
A glossy new Detroit school guide will give city parents lots of information about nearly 200 city schools…
June 13, 2018
Rise & Shine: Falling off track as stakes rise
Good morning and welcome to our second day of more frequent, much-shorter and more useful newsletters at Chalkbeat Detroit. Koby…
May 25, 2018
Week in review: How will a new mayoral commission affect Detroit schools?
For the first time in decades, Detroit will soon have a single agency that aims to improve education in district and charter schools.
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