Michigan schools are trying different methods to recruit and retain teachers, including increasing compensation and providing development opportunities.
Teach for America launches Michigan teacher retention and training program
What does it take to keep a Michigan teacher in the classroom? In a time of teacher shortages, Teach for America Detroit is partnering with six districts to pay teachers up to $35K in bonuses for training.
How Michigan punishes its poorest families for their students’ low attendance
Hundreds of families lost a cash benefit last year because their children were often absent from school. That could make attendance issues worse.
DPSCD support staff say impending layoffs are ‘a smack in the face’
The job reductions come as the district finalizes its budget for the 2023-24 school year. Along with the end of COVID funding, DPSCD is dealing with the impact of enrollment declines and its commitments to raise teacher salaries and curtail rising health care costs.
Detroit education unions rally against proposed DPSCD job cuts
DFT, along with the Detroit Federation of Paraprofessionals and the Detroit Association of Educational Office Employees, rallied outside the school in southwest Detroit to protest the job cuts Detroit Public Schools Community District is considering as its COVID-19 relief funds are running out.
Literacy nonprofit brings nationally acclaimed authors to Detroit schools
The initiative is operated by Literacy For Kids (LFK), a nonprofit that promotes reading to children across metro Detroit.
West side says goodbye to once treasured neighborhood school
After shutting its doors in 2009, the building became a target for vandalism and crime, with graffiti-filled walls, broken windows and classrooms scraped clean.
Michigan child care providers demand more money to provide a livable wage
Providers said Michigan’s economy can’t recover from the pandemic if the state’s system for providing care for children while their parents are at work isn’t healthy.
Detroit nonprofit’s summer camp teaches youth the art of debate
Umoja Debate Team is kicking off a free, eight-week summer camp June 21 for Metro Detroit youth ages 11-14.
Detroit district teacher named Michigan Teacher of the Year
The Michigan Teacher of the Year will spend the next school year representing the voices of teachers from across the state.