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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder talks about his plan to overhaul the public education system in Detroit, including the district school system, charters in the city, and schools run separately by a state-run district.
—Charles V. Tines/The Detroit News/AP

Probe Muddies Efforts to Fix Detroit's Schools

A federal investigation of alleged corruption in Michigan's state-run school district may complicate Gov. Rick Snyder's turnaround plans for the city's school system. (November 5, 2015)

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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder touts the move as a fresh start for the city's beleaguered schools, but doubts remain amid ongoing enrollment loss, dilapidated buildings, and low achievement.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
Lauren Leigh Kelly's Hip-Hop Literature and Culture Class uses hip-hop texts as a means to develop students' media-literacy and critical-analysis skills.
June 20, 2016 – Teacher
Charter schools have long been criticized for a lack of diversity, but a national analysis reveals a varied demographic profile.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
More than 2,000 parents, educators, residents, and students have offered their views on how to reshape the city's high schools.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Having begged for state aid and borrowed millions at untenable rates, the district is rapidly approaching fiscal insolvency.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
With district leaders at odds with the teachers' union and state officials over the city's K-12 finances, educators, parents, and students worry about the future.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
In this graphic, each dot represents a school district in a given state. Greater distance between dots indicates greater disparities in funding.
May 2, 2016 – Education Week
This state-by-state graphic shows the percentage of students that attend school districts that spend at or above the national average ($11,841 per pupil).
May 2, 2016 – Education Week
Efforts to increase college persistence, especially for low-income, first-generation students, are catching on in some charter schools.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
Use this interactive map to see how much your district spends on students and how per-pupil spending compares across the nation.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week

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