Erin Einhorn

Articles

Detroit is ranked worst on the national exam. Again. Can schools improve?

April 10, 2018 | Erin Einhorn

In 2015, Detroit posted the worst NAEP test scores in the nation. Two years later, scores are worse.

Detroit schools' outdated curriculum sets students up to fail, audit finds

April 3, 2018 | Erin Einhorn

The Detroit school district has been using a curriculum that’s ‘an injustice to the children of Detroit’ — but it’s not alone.

Sweeping study proposes major changes to how Michigan schools are funded

February 8, 2018 | Erin Einhorn

Group wants more money for students living in poverty and disabilities. But will it fly?

Can this Detroit principal help students learn quickly enough to save her school?

December 12, 2017 | Erin Einhorn

The state has placed more than three dozen struggling schools on notice: Improve, or else. Can Alisanda Woods beat the clock?

A fight for teachers weakens Detroit schools.

November 30, 2017 | Erin Einhorn

Teacher shortages and poaching of talent among traditional and charter schools hurts students in the low-performing school district.

Detroit schools compete for teachers. As usual, the students suffer.

October 26, 2017 | Erin Einhorn

Rampant turnover has schools yearning for teachers and turning to bonuses and penalties. Research shows the instability is bad for kids.

No time for sleep. Nikolai Vitti has a school district to save in Detroit (slideshow)

September 14, 2017 | Erin Einhorn

Detroit’s new superintendent only gets three hours’ sleep per night. There’s no time to waste if he’s going to fix a district pushed to the brink.

Just another Tuesday for 37 first-graders with no music or art or gym

June 15, 2017 | Erin Einhorn

This is what it’s like to teach in a classroom with too many children, books that don’t arrive until March, and no help because there not enough teachers.

Eight ways Detroit’s new schools chief can succeed

April 27, 2017 | Erin Einhorn

Nikolai Vitti, the incoming superintendent from Florida, faces some age-old Detroit problems: overcrowded classrooms, historically low student achievement, and the burden of replacing a popular predecessor. Here’s what insiders suggest he should tackle first.