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Getting to School in Detroit

Getting to School in Detroit

Sarah Winchell Lenhoff (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is an assistant professor of educational leadership and policy studies at Wayne State University. Her research focuses on education policy development and implementation; network-based school improvement; and school choice, with a special interest in Detroit. By Sarah Winchell Lenhoff The Michigan Department of Education recently released its annual… Read More »

When the DeVos Family Runs Detroit

When the DeVos Family Runs Detroit

By Tanner Delpier The Detroit Public Schools (DPS) have received a lot of attention over the last year, with the dual issues of poor academic performance and a looming financial crisis. Indeed, the attention has been warranted; test scores have remained abysmally low, and the district continues to face a $3.5 billion debt with a… Read More »

School Choice and the Distribution of Students Across Districts

School Choice and the Distribution of Students Across Districts

This week’s post is written by Ben Pogodzinski (Ph.D., Michigan State University).  Ben is an associate professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Wayne State University. His current research focuses on the impact of school choice policies on the distribution of students and school funding, student absenteeism in urban schools, and the influence of… Read More »

63 Candidates, 7 Seats: What’s at Stake for Detroit?

63 Candidates, 7 Seats: What’s at Stake for Detroit?

By Amy Auletto On November 8, Detroit voters will choose from 63 candidates to elect a new 7-seat Detroit Public Schools Community District Board of Education. This election cycle marks a major turning point for the district. On July 1, 2016, Detroit Public Schools split into two districts – Detroit Public Schools (DPS) and Detroit… Read More »

Can Gentrification mean Integration? Hopes for the Urban Neighborhood School

Can Gentrification mean Integration? Hopes for the Urban Neighborhood School

Part 2 of 2 By Kacy Martin The Less-Considered Outcome of Gentrification Green & Write’s previous post about gentrification and neighborhood schools highlighted the more common criticism of gentrification and urban areas—as more affluent, mostly white, families move into a lower-cost city neighborhood, low-income families of color are often displaced, finding themselves excluded from the… Read More »

Can Gentrification mean Integration? Hopes for the Urban Neighborhood School

Can Gentrification mean Integration? Hopes for the Urban Neighborhood School

Part 2 of 2 By Kacy Martin The Less-Considered Outcome of Gentrification Green & Write’s previous post about gentrification and neighborhood schools highlighted the more common criticism of gentrification and urban areas—as more affluent, mostly white, families move into a lower-cost city neighborhood, low-income families of color are often displaced, finding themselves excluded from the… Read More »

Gentrification, Educational Redlining, and the Urban Neighborhood School

Gentrification, Educational Redlining, and the Urban Neighborhood School

Part 1 of 2 By Kacy Martin For Neighborhood Schools: Two Probable Outcomes of Gentrification Gentrification is rapidly spreading in many of America’s large cities and its relationship with long-time residents and their schools is a complicated one. In this two part series, I will explore some of the common and less common effects of the… Read More »