Since 2012, ESD has published a comprehensive Scorecard intended for two primary audiences: 1) families, in helping them choose the best schools for their children; and 2) interested citizens, in holding schools and districts accountable to provide quality education. The Scorecard continues to provide interested stakeholders with objective measures of academic performance and school climate, informing local, state, and national discussions about Detroit schools.
DETROIT - Earlier this month, Gov. Rick Snyder signed legislation that would, by 2019-2020, require schools to retain students who fail to read proficiently by the end of the 3rd grade. The governor supported the measure as a part of his 3rd grade reading initiative. Today, leaders in Detroit’s early childhood education and K-12 landscape are coming together to release, “Readiness in Detroit: A Local Policy Roadmap for Birth to Eight Success.”
Excellent Schools Detroit condemns the decision to close University YES Academy High School a week before school begins. This is the second school to close this summer with little notice to families and long after most schools have closed their enrollment processes, creating chaos and uncertainty for over 1,000 Detroit students and their families, as well as surrounding schools.
We’ll have much more to say in the coming weeks, but just so the record is straight, below are the three amendments that were offered by Republicans and Democrats over the last three weeks urging the House to consider the bipartisan Senate Bill that included the Detroit Education Commission (DEC).
Brittany Hale is a planner. She has planned in advance for everything that she has wanted for her life and family—she planned her wedding, the birth of her child and where they should live as a family. The one thing she didn’t think to plan for was where her child would go to school.
Normalizing error is a technique that teachers can use to build trust and character in their classroom. It makes “error” normal during learning. The practice helps teachers learn how to respond appropriately to student responses while seizing teachable moments, and helps students know that all answers—right or wrong—are acceptable.
On January 27, 2015, the E3 Teacher Training Program began our B – 4 Learning and Practice sessions, which are small group learning and practice opportunities to strengthen teacher instructional practices by highlighting core teaching strategies and techniques to improve child learning outcomes.