- Math Excitement In Detroit
MI district uses Project SEED to get students excited about math. Program engages students, but untold of results elsewhere in nation. History of Project SEED put in context of U.S. students lagging globally.
Jan 3, 7:46 AM:
- Suing Over Supplies
Parents in MI district file suit over buying school supplies. State law cannot mandate students to pay fees for classes or supplies, can only recommend or suggest fees. Zero insight on budget at large and why some districts feel >
Jan 2, 7:59 AM:
- Detroit Schools Criticize Law
Board president blasts Gov. Snyder's signing of new emergency financial manager measure. Recaps voter repeal of old one and passage of replacement bill. Looks at impact on districts and how will be different/same as before. >
Dec 28, 2:08 PM:
- MI Law Implications
Explores how new emergency financial manager rules allow those appointed before stronger local provisions take effect to void collective bargaining agreements. Only brief note on how impacts school boards. No mention of teacher >
Dec 28, 12:23 PM:
- Metro Detroit Numbers Problem
In-depth look at falling enrollment in urban as well as suburban districts in MI area and impact on funding. Notes drop in birth rate as well as economy as key factors and provides breakdown of figures. Doesn't mention quality as >
Dec 26, 3:51 PM:
- MI Charter Going Union?
Teachers, union officials, and a few parents want to unionize a Detroit charter school. Complaints of discord among staff, but untold what unionizing would do to help the problem. No insight on other unionized charters.
Dec 24, 7:13 AM:
- Board Vs. Emergency Manager
Wayne Co. (MI) judge to hear battle for control of Detroit schools between 2 sides today. Describes financial and academic issues at heart of fight. Recaps state law repeal and passage of new ER manager measure.
Dec 21, 8:21 AM:
- District Explores Charter Option
Flint (MI) school board looks into opening its own charter. Explains charter schools need authorizers, but forgets to mention why certain types of authorizers more adept at granting schools approval to open.
Dec 20, 6:55 AM:
- Detroit Battle For School Control
Power struggle between board and emergency financial manager goes back to court next week in attempt to resolve dispute over who's in charge. Notes ongoing legislative debate on new bill to replace law voters repealed allowing >
Dec 14, 8:20 AM:
- Reform Bill Deadline Approaching
MI lawmakers running out of time to pass expansion of Education Achievement Authority (EAA) for failing schools. Outlines changes proposed and pro/con arguments. But legislative session supposed to end today.
Dec 13, 8:17 AM:
- Legislation Signed Despite Teacher Protest
Overview of dramatic demonstrations at MI Capitol building that included many educators against right-to-work measure. Describes scene and Gov. Snyder's signing bill into law.
Dec 12, 2:25 PM:
- Sickout Shutters 3 Detroit Systems
Recaps impact of MI teachers leaving classrooms to rally in Lansing against right-to-work legislation. Notes critic who said move didn't "put students first." Looks at safety as big reason districts decided to close for day. >
Dec 12, 6:23 AM:
- MI District Bonus Pay
Describes one-time perk Detroit school employees to receive thanks to last year's budget surplus. Looks at general fund numbers. But doesn't delve deep into district's financial emergency with $75M deficit and only briefly notes >
Dec 12, 6:21 AM:
- Teachers Skip Class To Protest
So many taking day off to join demonstrations against right-to-work bills in MI Legislature, some schools closed. Much attention to union arguments, but reaction from opponents of "sickouts" given short shrift.
Dec 11, 7:39 AM:
- Protests Cancel Detroit Area Classes
Some Detroit (MI) area districts closed schools today because of high numbers of educators headed to Lansing to demonstrate against right-to-work legislation. Describes effort to get large turnout, but nothing here on impact on >
Dec 11, 7:28 AM:
- MI Lawmakers Weigh Takeover Changes
Bill to replace voter-repealed emergency manager law moves forward. Detroit and other cities and their school districts impacted. Describes new measure's provisions allowing mediation or bankruptcy and let systems remove appointed >
Dec 7, 8:54 AM:
- Training MI Teachers
Profiles Univ. lab where educators learn how to do their jobs better. Attention on dean of U-M School of Ed demonstrating effective teaching methods and why important for those in classroom to see how it's done -- how create >
Dec 6, 6:53 AM:
- Opposing MI Takeover Power
New coalition of educators joining forces to try to derail legislation on fast track to make Educational Achievement Authority stronger. Recaps ability to take charge of low-performing districts and opponent arguments. Background >
Dec 4, 6:51 AM:
- Detroit Math Time
Teachers replace digital clocks with old-fashioned analog ones to help students learn more than how to tell time. Describes how used to teach fractions and geometry concepts.
Dec 3, 1:41 PM: