University of Detroit Jesuit, Detroit, Michigan
Orchard Lake St. Mary's Preparatory, Orchard Lake, Michigan
Novi Detroit Catholic Central, Novi, Michigan
Brother Rice High School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
Birmingham Public Schools, Birmingham, Michigan
Westwood Community School District, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Inkster, Michigan
The Roeper School, Birmingham and Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Cranbrook Schools, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Marian High School, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Academy of the Sacred Heart, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Mercy High School, Farmington Hills, Michigan
Notre Dame Preparatory, Pontiac, Michigan
Regina High School, Warren, Michigan
Lincoln Consolidated Schools, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Grosse Pointe Public School System, Grosse Pointe, Michigan
Oakland Accelerated College Experience, Oakland County, Michigan
Oakland Opportunity Academy, Oakland County, Michigan
Oakland Schools Technical Campuses, Oakland County, Michigan
Virtual Learning Academy Consortium, Michigan
Bloomfield Hills Schools, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Comprehensive education at its finest.
Everest Collegiate High School and Academy. Clarkston, Michigan. An Authentic Catholic School of Distinction.
Oakland Christian School, Auburn Hills, Michigan. Oakland Christian School engages students in a rigorous and relevant education
Greenhills School, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Academic foundation for success.
Utica Community Schools, Image the Potential.
Lake Orion Community Schools, Lake Orion, Michigan. Providing an exemplary education for all learners
Shrine Catholic Schools, Royal Oak, Michigan. Faith. Family. Future.
Berkley School District, Berkley, Huntington Woods, Oak Park, Michigan. Engage. Inspire. Achieve.
AIM High School, Farmington Hills, Michigan. Aim High is a 6th-12th grade, tuition-based private school that provides an educational alternative
Parkway Christian School, Sterling Heights, Michigan. Challenging Minds. Capturing Hearts. Cultivating Gifts.
Franklin Road Christian School, Novi, Michigan. a K-12, coeducational, college-preparatory school with a nondenominational Christian philosophy.
Southfield Christian, Southfield, Michigan. Pursuing Excellence for the Glory of God.
Plymouth Christian, Canton, Michigan. A non-denominational, college preparatory Christian school

Detroit school board approves 2018-19 academic calendar after union agrees to changes: The Detroit school board approved this year’s academic calendar Tuesday night, hours after Detroit’s main district and its largest teachers union settled a contract disagreement. The calendar approval, which comes just three weeks before the first day of school, includes some changes to the original calendar spelled out in the teachers’ contract.  The new calendar was approved last week by a school board subcommittee without comment from the the Detroit Federation of Teachers, and it was on the agenda for tonight’s meeting of the full school board. Chalkbeat. Continue >>

 

Detroit superintendent promises Spanish translators, other fixes for ‘broken’ system: One by one, the parents who stood in the library of a Southwest Detroit elementary school turned to the district’s superintendent and told him heartbreaking stories of a school system they say has failed them. Speaking primarily in Spanish through a translator, the parents described miscommunications in schools where nobody knows their language. One woman teared up as she described her struggle to find out what happened after her son was injured in school. Another said her son’s learning disability went undiagnosed for years while her pleas for help went unanswered. Chalkbeat. Continue >>

 

Coming soon to Detroit (and only Detroit): Letter grades for schools that could lead to closures: Every school in Detroit will soon receive a letter grade that could result in some persistently low-scoring schools being shuttered by the state. Starting this fall, a new mayoral commission will begin hammering out the specifics of a state-mandated school grading system that could result in some schools getting As and many more getting Ds and Fs. Chalkbeat. Continue >>

 

Wednesday will be a full day for students on the Detroit district’s proposed calendar: Parents and teachers in Detroit’s main district were united in their dislike of shortened Wednesdays. For years, K-8 schools in the district dismissed students an hour early on Wednesdays so teachers could attend staff meetings or teacher training. Teachers had to adjust to shorter classes, while parents were forced to pick up their children in the middle of the workday. No longer. Wednesdays are back to normal in the academic calendar proposed for the coming year in the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Chalkbeat. Continue >>

 

Teacher recruitment takes many forms in Detroit: They came from across the country, across the international border and across town in an attempt to join the ranks of Detroit educators. Among them was John Burke, who drove 966 miles across five states to interview for a teaching position during a job fair conducted July 31 by the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Resume in hand, Burke said he already has a good job teaching high school in West Wichita, Kansas, but the Flint native wants to come home and participate in Detroit's revival. Detroit News. Continue >>

 

Ex-Detroit chief Godbee new top cop for city school district: Former Detroit police chief Ralph Godbee is the new top cop for the Detroit Public Schools Community District, the district announced Thursday. Godbee, who was a Detroit police officer for 25 years until he resigned amid a sex scandal six years ago, was appointed to the post by DPSCD Superintendent Nikolai Vitti. In 2012, Godbee resigned from the department after he was accused of having an extramarital affair with an internal affairs officer in the department. Detroit News. Continue >>

 

With primaries over, Detroit school board candidates look to November: As yard signs from Tuesday’s primary elections come down, Detroiters are preparing for another election that could have a significant impact on students in the city. A school board election in November will give Detroit voters their first chance to weigh in on the changes that have come to the Detroit Public Schools Community District since the local elected board regained power from the state last year. Chalkbeat. Continue >>

 

Here’s how Detroit schools are using what they learned at Parent Academy to improve it: The surprisingly low enrollment in Detroit schools’ free career and parenting classes has prompted the district to retool what officials had thought would be a popular perk for parents. Fueled by part of a $3 million grant, Detroit’s main school district rolled out a series of 200 classes last spring. But some apparently attracted few parents, and some sessions had no takers at all. Hoping the classes will motivate parents to be more involved in their children’s schools, the district is learning from its lessons and swapping out classes, changing times and dates, and shoring up publicity. Chalkbeat. Continue >>

 

Raising taxes, partnering with developers and four other ways Detroit main school district could address its facilities crisis: When the time comes to repair school buildings, most districts in Michigan put a tax increase the ballot, effectively asking voters to back a loan that covers the cost of construction. But that’s not an option for the Detroit Public Schools Community District. Which is why, faced with a $500 million bill to fix its crumbling schools, the Detroit school board is gearing up to evaluate an unusual array of solutions — from raising the sales tax to moving students into schools built and owned by private developers. Chalkbeat. Continue >>

 

Which Detroit school is best for your child? A new guide offers direction, but no test scores: A glossy new Detroit school guide will give city parents lots of information about nearly 200 city schools — just not about their test scores. The new guide will be formally released to the public next week by a new citywide education commission. At nearly 300 pages, the guide will let parents quickly see which district and charter schools offer bus transportation, which ones are accessible by which city bus lines, which ones provide before- and  after-school programs, and which ones have security guards on site. Chalkbeat. Continue >>

 

Teachers in school for new curriculum in Detroit: A new literacy curriculum launching this fall in the Detroit Public Schools Community District will include the creation of classroom libraries and the arrival of thousands of new books for students in grades K-8. A lack of textbooks, take-home books, novels, readers and other materials has been a common complaint across the district for years, but this September elementary and middle school students in the Detroit district will notice stacks of new books in their classrooms and a different style of teaching using the new reading curriculum, school officials said. Detroit News. Continue  >>

 

Why Detroit children with autism are 22 times more likely to be in a district school than a charter, and other findings from a new report: Few observers doubt that special education in Detroit’s main district needs a major overhaul. But an audit that found gaping holes in the district’s services for children with special needs also offered a reminder to critics: The district is doing far more than its share. Children in Detroit who’ve been diagnosed with autism are 22 times more likely to be enrolled in the district than in a charter school, auditors found. Students with intellectual disabilities — perhaps second after autism on the list of disabilities that demand the most school resources — are 11 times more likely to be enrolled in the traditional district. Chalkbeat. Continue >>

 

‘Unofficial suspensions’ and 10 other reasons Detroit’s main district is overhauling special education: A transportation network that was so dysfunctional, students with special needs were left sitting at home for a bus that never came. An understaffed placement center with a single phone line tasked with orchestrating special education in the Michigan’s largest school district. A school assignment system that sometimes sent children to the wrong program. Chalkbeat. Continue  >>

 

Parent gathering takes on special education, from diagnosis to getting services in Detroit schools: What started as a discussion about special education on Tuesday turned into something deeper, as parents gave voice to the experience of caring for a child with disabilities. When Dorothea Nicholson’s child was diagnosed with a rare combination of developmental issues, “I thought maybe I did something wrong,” she explained at the meeting. Nealmetria Loper recalled being shamed by relatives and teachers who suggested that she had done something during her pregnancy to cause her daughter’s autism. But she came to embrace her child’s differences. Chalkbeat. Continue >>

 

Which Detroit school is best for your child? A new guide offers direction, but no test scores: A glossy new Detroit school guide will give city parents lots of information about nearly 200 city schools — just not about their test scores. The new guide will be formally released to the public next week by a new citywide education commission. At nearly 300 pages, the guide will let parents quickly see which district and charter schools offer bus transportation, which ones are accessible by which city bus lines, which ones provide before- and after-school programs, and which ones have security guards on site. Chalkbeat. Continue >>