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Federal DeVos Appoints New Leader of African-American Education Initiative
Terris Todd, a former teacher and school administrator in the Battle Creek, Mich., schools, is the ethnic vice chair of the Michigan Republican Party.
Corey Mitchell, August 27, 2020
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Ainslie Illig, 8, works on her computer at home in Ebensburg, Pa., during school closures last spring. Schools are putting together strategies for improving student and teacher engagement with online learning tools for the 2020-21 academic year.
Ainslie Illig, 8, works on her computer at home in Ebensburg, Pa., during school closures last spring. Schools are putting together strategies for improving student and teacher engagement with online learning tools for the 2020-21 academic year.
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Data Knowing How Students and Teachers Use Tech Is Vital
Data on the usage of educational technology tools can provide districts with a helpful road map for improving student engagement under remote, in-person, or hybrid learning conditions. See how school districts are using such data to make smart, strategic decisions.
Mark Lieberman, July 22, 2020
5 min read
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School & District Management How Layoffs Upend Life for Educators, Students, and Districts
Pandemic-inflicted budget cuts have cost thousands of educators their jobs. Here’s how that’s playing out in five districts around the country.
July 14, 2020
13 min read
Workers and volunteers help load cars with food at a San Antonio Food Bank drive-through distribution in San Antonio on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.
Workers and volunteers help load cars with food at a San Antonio Food Bank drive-through distribution in San Antonio on Tuesday, April 7, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death.
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Student Well-Being As Demand for Food Grows Under Coronavirus, Schools Step Up
Districts are reconfiguring services, offering hazard pay, and partnering with food banks to keep up with a growing, unprecedented demand for food services during the school shutdown.
Corey Mitchell, April 15, 2020
7 min read
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School & District Management The Inspiring Legacy of Flint's First Black Superintendent, Dead From Coronavirus
Nathel Burtley, 79, was a lifelong educator who led the Flint, Mich., school system, paving the way for other African-American educators to become the heads of districts. He died earlier this month from the coronavirus.
Denisa R. Superville, April 14, 2020
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Detroit high school junior Mohammad Muntakim has been pushing his school district to add the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr to the school calendar. One year, the holiday coincided with his final exams.
Detroit high school junior Mohammad Muntakim has been pushing his school district to add the Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr to the school calendar. One year, the holiday coincided with his final exams.
Elaine Cromie for Education Week
School & District Management Schools Reconsider the Calendar as Students Grow More Diverse
A growing number of schools are re-evaluating their policies on religious holidays in response to the changing demographics of their students.
Stephen Sawchuk, March 24, 2020
8 min read
States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Michigan
This Quality Counts 2020 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 21, 2020
5 min read
Parent advocate Maxine Onstott, shown cuddling with her son Maximilliano, 6, said many families are having a hard time getting help for their children’s disabilities in the wake of the water crisis.
Parent advocate Maxine Onstott, shown cuddling with her son Maximilliano, 6, said many families are having a hard time getting help for their children’s disabilities in the wake of the water crisis.
Brittany Greeson for Education Week
Special Education In Flint, Schools Overwhelmed by Special Ed. Needs in Aftermath of Lead Crisis
The Flint, Mich. schools are straining to meet the special education needs of children exposed to lead from Michigan's Flint River.
Corey Mitchell, August 26, 2019
9 min read
States Educational Opportunities and Performance in Michigan
This Quality Counts 2019 Highlights Report captures all the data you need to assess your state's performance on key educational outcomes.
January 16, 2019
5 min read
Classroom Technology Elon Musk Makes Donation to Flint, Mich., District for Laptops
Entrepreneur and business founder Elon Musk will donate $423,000 for laptops in the Michigan district, a few months after making a gift focused on improving water quality in the school system.
Michelle Goldchain, January 3, 2019
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Before they were teenagers, Rochester Hills, Mich., students Jeremy Currier and Seth Stephens showed the advanced computer skills and probing minds that are highly sought after by employers. How did things go so wrong?
Before they were teenagers, Rochester Hills, Mich., students Jeremy Currier and Seth Stephens showed the advanced computer skills and probing minds that are highly sought after by employers. How did things go so wrong?
Rachel Woolf for Education Week
School Climate & Safety At Age 12, They Hacked Their School District. The Adults Are Still Trying to Catch Up.
Jeremy Currier and Seth Stephens should be the cybersecurity workers of tomorrow. Instead, they may be charged with a crime.
Benjamin Herold, November 7, 2018
10 min read
School & District Management Billionaire Elon Musk Donates $480K to Help Flint Schools Deal With Water Crisis
The donation comes as Flint city and school leaders continue to grapple with the fallout from a contaminated-water crisis that began in 2015. The filtration systems, which will be installed by January, should allow students to once again district students and staff to drink from and fill up water bottles.
Corey Mitchell, October 8, 2018
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Education Will New Curricula Jump-Start a Renaissance in Detroit?
As Detroit puts in place a new K-8 literacy and math curriculum that is "highly aligned" to the common core, schools chief Nikolai Vitti warns that other districts might need to do the same.
Brenda Iasevoli, August 23, 2018
4 min read
Social Studies Opinion What Did You Learn in History Class?
Teachers today are fearful of deviating from the textbook and state standards and opening discussions in secondary classrooms around bits of information (say, for example, the U.S. turning away ships full of Jewish refugees during WW II) that might portray America as less than enlightened.
Nancy Flanagan, August 6, 2018
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