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.
The discussion was part of an effort to revisit naming decisions made when the district was overseen by state-appointed emergency managers
Nikolai Vitti was one of nine finalists for the Urban Educator of the Year award.
Eighteen people are running for four seats to oversee the Detroit Public Schools Community District.
Chronic absenteeism, enrollment losses, facility upgrades, and a school board election are among key issues Chalkbeat Detroit will be prioritizing this school year
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.
Will Cannon is among 55 people who entered classrooms in the Detroit Public Schools Community District for the first time this school year through a new program — the first of its kind in Michigan — that trains them during a summer academy tailored to the particular challenges of teaching in Detroit.
The Detroit Public Schools Community District is spending $70 million for COVID testing for students and staff.
Teachers in the Detroit school district will receive $2,000 in hazard pay for teaching in person during the upcoming school year. More money would be available for those who teach in person and online.
The Detroit school district would open a separate online school next year for some students who want to continue learning remotely, and it would require its most vulnerable students, as well as students in Montessori programs, to learn in person.