Students in Detroit experienced greater learning loss in math than in reading during the pandemic, and that’s on top of longstanding gaps in achievement.
Chronic absenteeism, enrollment losses, facility upgrades, and a school board election are among key issues Chalkbeat Detroit will be prioritizing this school year
Districts across the state are relaxing mask requirements, routine COVID testing, social distancing rules, and 10-day quarantines this back-to-school season.
As back-to-school season approaches, enrollment losses due to the pandemic remain a concern. The district’s Summer on the Block series is one of several initiatives the district is taking to attract families to its schools.
Detroit schools will introduce a new set of intervention initiatives to combat the climbing rates of chronic absenteeism since the start of the pandemic.
Two former board presidents, a few former educators, several incumbents, parents and a recent graduate are among the 17 candidates running for four open seats on the Detroit school board in what could be a consequential election for the city school district.
First lady Jill Biden and U.S. Education Secretary visited Detroit’s Schulze Academy for Technology and Arts as part of their three-state tour of summer learning programs funded through federal COVID relief measures.
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.