Under a proposed school funding system, districts would receive between 35% and 100% more in state funding for students from low-income homes.
Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat Detroit
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Illya Tolbert, who teaches at Bates Academy in the Detroit Public Schools Community District, was named the middle school level Art Educator of the Year for 2022
Black, poor students held back at higher rates under Michigan reading law
Michigan’s Read by Grade 3 law requires struggling third-grade readers be held back, but exemptions meant only 545 students were held back this year. Struggling readers who were Black or low-income were far more likely to repeat third grade white, more affluent readers who struggled.
MacKenzie Scott to give Detroit school district $20 million
Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said the gift from MacKenzie Scott will be used to hire more academic interventionists who will provide one-on-one and small group tutoring to students.
East English Village, Ben Carson high schools in Detroit to get new names
The discussion was part of an effort to revisit naming decisions made when the district was overseen by state-appointed emergency managers
Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti named nation’s top urban educator
Nikolai Vitti was one of nine finalists for the Urban Educator of the Year award.
Chronic absenteeism in Detroit schools needs urgent solution, candidates say
Eighteen people are running for four seats to oversee the Detroit Public Schools Community District.
It’s the first day of school in the Detroit district. Here’s what we’re watching
Chronic absenteeism, enrollment losses, facility upgrades, and a school board election are among key issues Chalkbeat Detroit will be prioritizing this school year
Detroit district students won’t return to the classroom until Jan. 31
The Detroit school district has extended virtual learning by another week, but officials say students and staff should expect to return to in-person instruction on Jan. 31.