Rebuilding Detroit Schools: A Documentary

By Michigan Radio
Friday, June 25, 2010
Rebuilding Detroit Schools: A Documentary

Jennifer Guerra and Sarah Hulett host a Michigan Radio documentary looking at school reform in Detroit and New Orleans. The program explores what’s working in New Orleans and what’s not, and whether the New Orleans model offers valuable lessons or a cautionary tale for education reform in Detroit »

Changes and Challenges (video)

By Mercedes Mejia
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Changes and Challenges (video)

There's a lot of change happening in Detroit. And city leaders face a lot of challenges - like what to do with vacant land and dilapidated building and a lack of basic amenities in many parts of the city. School leaders have their own challenges. »

A Wrap Up

By Jennifer Guerra and Sarah Hulett
Friday, May 28, 2010
A Wrap Up

For the last two weeks, we've been looking at education reform in New Orleans to see what, if anything, Detroit Public Schools might be able to learn. We looked at charter schools, special education, and teacher training, among others. So, for the last installment in our series, Rebuilding Detroit Schools, we decided to turn... »

Students Speak

By Jennifer Guerra and Sarah Hulett
Thursday, May 27, 2010
Students Speak

For the past two weeks, we’ve been hearing experts and adults weigh in about school reform. We want to wrap up our series Rebuilding Detroit Schools by talking to some students. We start our story with a profile of Dennis Black, who will graduate from Detroit’s Cody High School in a couple of... »

Closure Plan Threatens Standout Detroit School

By Jennifer Guerra and Sarah Hulett
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Closure Plan Threatens Standout Detroit School

For the past several days we've been looking at school reforms in New Orleans and Detroit. Yesterday, we heard about efforts to close or take over "failing" schools, but the steep enrollment decline in Detroit means even some schools that are doing well could have to shut their doors. Today we visit one of... »

Listen to the Call-In Show

By Michigan Radio
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Listen to the Call-In Show

On 3/25/10 at 3pm, Charity Nebbe hosted a special call-in show called “A Tale of Two Cities: Lessons the Motor City Can Learn From the Crescent City.” »

How to Close a Failing School

By Jennifer Guerra and Sarah Hulett
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
How to Close a Failing School

No matter how many education reforms are in place, it’s inevitable that some schools won’t succeed – whether it’s failing to make adequate progress with student test scores or failing to have their finances in order. We’ll look at what happens when a school fails as part of our series, Rebuilding Detroit Schools. »

Importing the KIPP Model

By Jennifer Guerra and Sarah Hulett
Monday, May 24, 2010
Importing the KIPP Model

New Orleans has spent the last several years rebuilding its school system, and it's turned to national charter companies to help get the job done. One of those is KIPP, which some school reform advocates hope to lure to Detroit. »

Teacher Preparation

By Jennifer Guerra and Sarah Hulett
Friday, May 21, 2010
Teacher Preparation

For today's story in our Rebuilding Detroit Schools series, we'll focus on some of the most important people in a school: Teachers. Some experts say more needs to be done to prepare teachers for urban classrooms, whether that's through traditional teacher ed programs or alternative routes like Teach For America. »

Teacher Training at Western International High School in Detroit (slide show)

By Sarah Hulett and Mercedes Mejia
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Teacher Training at Western International High School in Detroit (slide show)

Even though Detroit Public Schools (DPS) is shrinking, it's expected that there will still be a huge need for new teachers in the coming years. The Teacher Education Initiative at the University of Michigan is helping new teachers get hands on experience. Michigan Radio’s Sarah Hulett talks to a student teacher at Western International... »

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