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Watch: These Detroit teens have big dreams and a big goal: To graduate from college
Chalkbeat Detroit and Detroit Public Television are spending the year following Detroit graduates through their first year of college.
September 6, 2019
A look at how we plan to cover education in Detroit this school year — and how you can help
Chalkbeat Detroit is seeking your helping as we fine-tune our plans to cover education in Detroit during the school year that just started.
Back to school
September 3, 2019
8 things you need to know about the new school year
It's the official first day of school in Michigan, and we have all the things you need to know about the coming school year.
Assessment and testing
August 29, 2019
M-STEP shows no progress for Michigan’s struggling third-grade readers
With the state’s read-or-flunk law beginning this year, Michigan’s efforts to help young readers appear to be falling flat.
August 29, 2019
Michigan M-STEP test scores are inching upward. See how your school compares.
After several years of flat or declining results, scores on Michigan's M-STEP exam show faint signs of improvement.
August 27, 2019
Some Michigan school districts delay spending — including hiring — as they wait for a new state budget
Michigan school leaders are calling on lawmakers to negotiate a budget deal with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer so they can have some certainty about school funding.
August 13, 2019
State officials: No A-F letter grades for Michigan schools by Sept. 1
A new law requires the Michigan Department of Education to issue letter grades by Sept. 1, but that isn't going to happen, officials say.
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July 24, 2019
These students would be hit the hardest under Michigan’s new third-grade retention law
MSU researchers have provided a demographic breakdown of how various groups of students would be impacted by Michigan's third-grade reading law.
July 8, 2019
New high school at Marygrove reaching students attending schools outside the Detroit district
The new high school on the campus of Marygrove College is attracting some students who've previously sought other educational options.
June 27, 2019
Michigan no longer ranks near bottom for special education, but that doesn’t mean students are doing better academically
Michigan’s special education performance improved slightly this year, after it was ranked near the bottom of the nation in 2018.
Politics & Policy
June 7, 2019
Michigan’s top lawyer asks court to recognize right to a ‘minimally adequate’ education in Detroit literacy lawsuit
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is siding with the plaintiffs in the closely-watched "right to literacy" lawsuit filed on behalf of Detroit school children.
June 6, 2019
Detroit’s historic Kettering High School property could get new life housing auto suppliers for new Jeep plant
The Kettering High School property could be used to house auto suppliers.
Third Grade Reading
June 3, 2019
As the school year winds down, a look at how Michigan’s third grade reading law will impact Detroit schools
Michigan law requires that beginning with the next school year, schools must hold back third graders who are a year or more behind grade level in reading.
May 21, 2019
Report: Michigan is making little to no progress in becoming a top-performing state academically
Michigan has little to show for efforts to improve student achievement, according to a report released today.
May 2, 2019
One finalist for Michigan’s top education job is out, which means another will enter the race
If Brenda Cassellius formally withdraws from consideration for the Michigan state superintendent's position, another finalist could be added.
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