If you miss too many days of school in Detroit, be prepared for a knock on the door.
October 8, 2018 | Erin Einhorn
The Republican candidate for governor said in an interview he wants to reward improving schools with more funds. For those that aren’t: every option is on the table.
Streamlining records, expanding transportation, improving staffing are some of the ways schools can improve when populations frequently change.
Dozens of different companies operate schools in Detroit and rarely share information, so educators often don’t know if children transferred or are in grave danger.
October 1, 2018 | Erin Einhorn
A survey shows that parents cite desire for better education as top reason for switching schools. But a plethora of choice is a big reason why Detroit schools suffer.
Highly transient populations in Detroit make classroom cohesion difficult, adding yet another challenge atop many others for teachers.
One in three elementary school students changes schools every year in Detroit, a city with so many school options that choice has become a big reason test scores are so low.
June 5, 2018 | Erin Einhorn
A veteran first-grade teacher has seen her classroom shrink from 37 students to 23, and teachers now have more time to plan lessons.
April 10, 2018 | Erin Einhorn
In 2015, Detroit posted the worst NAEP test scores in the nation. Two years later, scores are worse.
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.
February 8, 2018 | Erin Einhorn
Group wants more money for students living in poverty and disabilities. But will it fly?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.