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Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School in Detroit.
Foreign Language Immersion and Cultural Studies School in Detroit.
Erin Einhorn
  • Chalkbeat is exploring an expansion to Detroit! Read our first newsletter and subscribe to learn more.
  • House panel OKs $48 million to bail out Detroit schools so they won’t go broke in April. (Detroit News)
  • But maybe Detroit schools really need more like $700 million. (Bridge Magazine)
  • An Cleveland charter school became the first in that city to unionize. (Plain Dealer)
  • Ohio tells schools they won’t consider junking online tests to go back to paper despite complaints. (Plain Dealer)
  • The state senate in Kentucky, one of the few states without charter schools, passes a bill creating a charter school pilot program. (Courier-Journal)
  • Rand Corp. study suggests Cincinnati might get as much as a $4 return for every $1 spent on preschool. (Enquirer)
  • Arne Duncan has a new job: He’ll be helping “disconnected” youth in Chicago find work. (L.A. Times)
  • Chicago teachers are planning a one-day walkout on April 1. (Tribune)
  • How black girls get locked out of American schools (New Republic)
  • ‘White flight’ to the suburbs began much earlier than most people think. (Washington Post)
  • Problems with the way a Brooklyn school handled an eighth-grader’s rape allegation echo criticism that colleges and universities are facing. (Buzzfeed)
  • Indeed, K-12 schools are increasingly under fire for the way they respond to students who say they were raped. (Huffington Post)
  • How stereotypes about black femininity might be hurting black girls at school. (The Atlantic)
  • A teacher whose 24-year Teach For America relationship has spanned corps member to critic recaps the group’s recent convention. (Gary Rubinstein)
  • How one district is getting students engaged by recruiting them individually to join clubs. (Chalkbeat)
  • In 2009, philanthropists pledged more than $100 million to improving teaching in Memphis. As the money runs out, here’s a look at what’s changed. (Chalkbeat)
  • Deciding whether to send a sick kid to school involves balancing germs and grit. (Well)
  • Two New York City principals say their school could be a model for how states use new flexibility. (American Educator)
  • The way a brawl at a Detroit school was handled raises questions about the role of school police. (Vice)
  • A group of education researchers call for a ban on high stakes tests. (Washington Post)

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