Hundreds of families lost a cash benefit last year because their children were often absent from school. That could make attendance issues worse.
Koby Levin, Chalkbeat Detroit
New poverty research could bring more clarity to charter school comparisons
Which schools have the highest concentration of the poorest students? A new line of research could shape how schools are evaluated, staffed, and even funded.
Michigan may dump its A-F school quality ranking system
Democrats move to eliminate a school quality ranking system that they claim is redundant. Supporters say the system offers parents a different lens to see how schools are performing.
Michigan wants to expand preschool. So why are these providers closing classrooms?
A classroom at half capacity in Detroit would have lost $74,000 in funding this year. So the provider shut it down.
Michigan’s 4-year graduation rate up, but so is the dropout rate
Michigan’s long-term gains in the graduation rate track with substantial improvements nationwide over the last two decades.
Federal COVID relief aid to schools will dry up soon. Are districts ready?
Detroit and other districts face some tough decisions about which programs and employees they can afford to keep once federal support is gone, and they’re under pressure to map out their spending quickly.
This preschool teacher has bottomless apron pockets (and other superpowers)
Teachers like Gipson — experienced, committed to working with 4-year-olds, and bilingual to boot — are in short supply in Michigan preschools.
Detroit literacy and transportation get big support in Whitmer budget plan
Investments are welcome news for a city working to recover from generations of disinvestment.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer pitches 9 percent boost in Michigan school spending
The Democratic governor now has a Democratic Legislature and a giant budget surplus to pursue education priorities, including individualized tutoring, universal pre-school and other progressive policies.
Pre-K for all Michigan 4-year-olds sounds good. Will there be enough teachers?
Early educators will be watching closely for details in Whitmer’s preschool proposal in a budget presentation next week