Detroit school board approves academic calendar, school code of conduct, and contract extension with the literacy tutoring nonprofit Beyond Basics.
Ethan Bakuli, Chalkbeat Detroit
Detroit superintendent’s wife leaves literacy nonprofit following backlash over contract
The resignation came amid questions and criticism from some in the community about the superintendent’s family connection to a company that received a multimillion-dollar tutoring contract funded in part with federal COVID aid.
Pride, heritage months recognized by Detroit school district in second vote
The Detroit school board unanimously adopted a resolution that recognizes June as Pride Month to support LGBTQ students and the community, just weeks after a similar effort failed.
Detroit school district adopts new Black history curriculum
The switch is part of a broader reexamination by the Detroit Public Schools Community District of its social studies curriculum.
Detroit district embraces intensive tutoring to try to close literacy gap
Tutoring has proven to be one of the most effective ways to catch students up, and the Detroit district appears to be doing much of what experts say is critical to the success of such programs.
Texas school shooting prompts Detroit district to take fresh look at security measures
Vitti recommends against metal detectors for all schools, citing concern about ‘prison type of environment.’
New name, new dates, and other highlights from Detroit’s school board meeting
The Detroit school district moved to approve a partial calendar for next school year, a loosening of the staff vaccine policy, and a name change for a historic high school.
Detroit schools could go mask-optional as soon as next week
For the first time since the start of the pandemic, students in the Detroit district may soon be able to go to school without having to wear a mask, though some say they’ll continue to play it safe.
Student activists push to change Detroit schools’ dress code
A student group is calling for the Detroit school district to remove its dress code policy from the student code of conduct to prevent what they call unfair and unequal enforcement.
Detroit superintendent unlikely to push for staff vaccine mandate terminations
Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says he likely won’t seek to terminate unvaccinated employees, changing his position on enforcing the school district’s staff vaccine policy.