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High school student Perriel Pace spent the past year serving as a student representative to the Detroit Public School Community District’s school board. Outside that role, she’s channeled her time and energy toward social causes affecting young people across the city.
With Democrats controlling the legislature in January, they could get their wish for greater transparency from for-profit charter school operators. The Democratic majority on the State Board of Education supports such a move.
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
There have been three name changes of Detroit high schools over the past year.
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.
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.
Get On And Learn, or GOAL, wants to keep Detroit kids in the city for school and alleviate concerns about a lack of after care, transportation and programming.
The proposed sale to Life Remodeled stirred opposition from school board members seeking more clarity on the nonprofit’s plans.
The discussion was part of an effort to revisit naming decisions made when the district was overseen by state-appointed emergency managers