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Rise & Shine: A look inside Detroit’s effort to reduce chronic absenteeism

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ABSENTEEISM Take a look inside the Detroit school district’s effort to combat its high rate of chronic absenteeism among students. Chalkbeat

DOWN TO THREE See who the three finalists are for Michigan’s state schools chief job. Chalkbeat Detroit News MLive

COLLEGE SUCCESS Coaching and financial incentives helped Detroit high school grads who earned a Detroit Promise scholarship succeed. Chalkbeat Detroit News

VIRTUAL EARLY COLLEGE A Michigan virtual school is the first such school in the state to offer an early college program. Associated Press

STUDENT FIGHTING A northern Michigan school district is trying to do something about a big spike in student fighting. WDIV

SOCIAL STUDIES A conversation with a top Michigan education official about the controversy surrounding the revision of the state’s social studies standards for schools. Bridge Magazine

STANDARDS DEBATE Two members of the state education board debate the proposed social studies standards. Michigan Radio

CHILD POVERTY Michigan’s child poverty rate has dropped, but 20 percent still live in poverty. Detroit News

ROBOT BATTLES Don’t miss the world robotics championships taking place the second year in a row at Cobo Hall. Thousands of students from across the world — including Michigan, where robotics is huge — will be competing. Detroit Free Press Detroit News

SCHOOL FINED A Michigan charter school was fined thousands of dollars because its top administrators didn’t have required permits. MLive


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