ICYMI: Christy McDonald & Amber Arellano

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While on the road at the Solutions Summit: An Educated Michigan event, Christy talked with Amber Arellano from The Education Trust-Midwest about the strategy for early literacy.

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DJC Partner, Bridge Magazine | A Betsy DeVos cheat sheet for next ‘60 Minutes’ interview on Michigan schools

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The U.S. Education Secretary did not appear to know much about how Michigan schools are performing, despite years fighting for pro-charter and school-of-choice policies. Bridge is here to help.

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

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"In short, the auditors who came to Detroit last fall to review the district’s curriculum found that students here have been set up to fail. “It’s an injustice to the children of Detroit,” said Superintendent Nikolai Vitti."

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DJC Partner, Chalkbeat Detroit | A new law, signed Friday by Gov. Snyder, prompts Detroit district to back out of property dispute with charter school

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A Detroit charter school now has a much clearer path to buy and renovate a vacant former school building on Detroit’s east side.

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MiWeek | Chalkbeat's Erin Einhorn talks effectiveness of DPS thus far

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Christy and Chalkbeat's Erin Einhorn take a big picture look at the effectiveness of the Detroit Public Schools district so far this school year.

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DJC Partner, Chalkbeat Detroit| Five minutes in the hot seat: For Detroit school principals, there’s ‘nowhere to hide’ in new district data chats

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Principals reported they were nervous before presenting data on their schools to a room crowded with district educators including Superintendent Nikolai Vitti (right). “It forces everyone to be honest about the work because everyone is in the room,” Vitti said.

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ABJ Preview | Hope Starts Here Reaches Milestone

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The “Hope Starts Here” program has heard from more than 18,000 Detroiters about the problems that face children and families in the city.

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How do teacher expectations impact Detroit students?

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This particular podcast from past collaborator, Brainroot Light & Sound, touches on Marquitta Fields's story of growing up in Detroit and demonstrates the power of context and awareness.

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DJC Partner, Chalkbeat Detroit | As a major provider of Head Start exits the program, hundreds of vulnerable Detroit families brace for change

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Hundreds of Detroit’s most vulnerable families just received some alarming news. The Head Start centers they rely on for free, federally funded preschool, healthy meals and other services will be undergoing significant change and could potentially close.

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ICYMI: When it comes to their children's education, how can parents empower themselves?

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When it comes to their children's education, how can parents empower themselves, and how can school districts better engage them?

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Take a seat at the Table on October 4

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Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan issues a call for a day of meaningful conversations to help our youth thrive during "On the Table" on October 4, 2017.

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Region-Wide "On The Table" Initiative Encourages Discussions About The Future of Youth

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“To make Detroit more successful, we need to connect across backgrounds and income levels and discuss both the opportunities and the challenges facing our city and our region,” said Katy Locker, Knight Foundation program director for Detroit. “On the Table moves us toward that goal, while connecting us to a national network of cities looking to share lessons and grow.”

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ICYMI: American Black Journal | Chalkbeat Detroit's Erin Einhorn on Dr. Vitti's first 3 months at DPSCD

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Chalkbeat Detroit’s senior correspondent Erin Einhorn talks to Stephen about Dr. Nikolai Vitti’s first three months on the job as the new Detroit School superintendent.

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Detroit Performs | The Detroit Youth Choir

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Established in 1996, The Detroit Youth Choir showcases the incredible vocal talent and showmanship of Detroit's kids.

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University of Michigan to host Bicentennial Detroit Festival Friday, 9/15 at 4 pm

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Celebrate the University of Michigan's 200th anniversary in Detroit!

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