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September 4, 2019
Report: Detroit students leave the city for schools that aren’t much better
Researchers at Wayne State University studied years of data in their quest to shed light on student mobility in Detroit.
Q & A
April 9, 2019
Watch: We asked Gov. Gretchen Whitmer about schools in Michigan. Here’s what she said.
In future years, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said she’d like to see a more substantial overhaul to the way Michigan schools are funded.
March 15, 2019
Students at some Colorado online schools move around a lot. A bill to track them better advances.
Turnover is higher among online schools than at traditional schools.
November 16, 2018
Frequent school changes are hurting students. Here’s how Detroit’s educators want to fix the problem.
As Detroit education leaders gathered Thursday night to find solutions to the problem of students frequently changing schools, it was clear that the…
November 7, 2018
Forum to seek solutions to Detroit’s problems with frequent school moves
The discussion, 6 to 8 p.m. Nov. 15 at the main branch of the Detroit Public Library at 5201 Woodward, will be recorded and later aired on WDET's “Detroit Today” and DPTV's “American Black Journal.”
October 4, 2018
Moving Costs: Why this was the story we needed to tell
October 3, 2018
Michigan gubernatorial candidates Schuette, Whitmer push for bus fixes to help Detroit schools
One day after an investigation by Chalkbeat and Bridge Magazine found 1 in 3 Detroit elementary students switched schools every year, candidates Bill Schuette and Gretchen Whitmer said their education plans could help.
October 3, 2018
Rise & Shine: Why Count Day is such a big deal for Michigan schools
Rise & Shine is Chalkbeat’s morning digest of education news. Subscribe to have it delivered to your inbox,…
July 12, 2016
My students deal with poverty, deportation and military moves. Here’s how I make each newcomer feel welcome.
The Denver teacher whose "I Wish My Teacher Knew" lesson went viral: We can’t control when students transition into or out of our schools. But we can be ready.
By the numbers
September 22, 2015
How much does homelessness affect school performance? New York City aims to find out
The city will award a $100,000 contract to a research group to measure every school’s population of high-needs students and how that affects their performance.
Politics & Policy
April 21, 2015
Charter schools scramble for students in Memphis as options grow and enrollment dwindles
Enrollment is a major challenge for charter operators in Memphis, prompting serious reflection about the role and viability of charters in the city's overall education improvement strategy.
January 12, 2015
City reveals elusive data for 13 charter schools: How many students leave each year
City education officials released some sought-after data on Monday: The number and percentage of students who leave 13 of its charter schools during each school year.
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