Niche names Ann Arbor fifth best city for raising a family in US
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Ann Arbor has a lot to brag about. It’s now the fifth-best city in which to raise a family, according to Niche. The website recently released its 2021 list of the best cities to raise a family in America and put Ann Arbor right in the middle of the top 10. Overall Ann Arbor received an A+. Additionally, it received A+ grades in the categories of public schools, nightlife, commute and being good for families.
Ann Arbor has second best public schools in America, says Niche
Ann Arbor was ranked as the second-best city public school in the United States. (Photo: Meredith Bruckner)ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Not only is Ann Arbor the sixth-best city to live in, but it can also now boast of having some of the best public schools in the country. Recently, Niche released its list of cities with the best public schools in America. Right at the top is Ann Arbor, coming in second to Naperville, Illinois. AdWant more news about Ann Arbor schools?
Ann Arbor named sixth best city to live in within United States, according to Niche
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Ann Arbor has proven that it’s more than just college town charm and football weekends. 6 spot on Niche’s annual list of the best cities to live in America for 2021. In 2021, Ann Arbor received an A+ in the categories of public schools, nightlife, good for families and commute. In 2017 and 2018, it was the best city in America but dropped to be the second-best city in 2019. Find Check out Ann Arbor’s profile here or view Niche’s 2021 Best Cities to Live in America list.
In-person learning resumes today at Detroit public schools
DETROIT – In-person instruction is resuming Monday at Detroit Public Schools Community District buildings. About 20,000 students have opted to return to the classroom amid the COVID-19 pandemic this spring. Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Viti estimates only about 1,000 of the returning students will receive full face-to-face instruction right now. Teachers are being offered an incentive of $750 more per quarter if they return to in-person instruction. More: Return To School updates
South Lyon parents push for full-time in-person learning
SOUTH LYON, Mich. – Parents in South Lyon are urging their district to go back to full-time in-person learning. Gretchen Whtimer encouraged schools to reopen in-person learning by March 1. Andrew-Shevitz said she and her family built a home in South Lyon 11 years ago because of the South Lyon school district. However, she and her husband became so frustrated, that they moved their two youngest kids to the Brighton district where in-person learning is full time. READ: High schoolers in Utica Community Schools return to class amid pandemicREAD: Metro Detroit schools torn on Whitmer’s goal to return to in-person learning March 1“They’re learning.
Ann Arbor Public Schools: Preparations underway for return to in-person learning
ANN ARBOR – In her most recent message to the Ann Arbor Public Schools community, Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Kerr Swift announced on Friday that the school district is focused on returning to in-person learning as soon as possible. However, she said that reopening the schools is dependent on several key factors in order to return safely. Swift said AAPS has also acquired enough PPE for its staff to use once in-person learning begins. According to the announcement, the youngest students and students with the greatest needs will be the first to return to school. “As a result of their work, there is promise in this rapidly emerging testing process.”AAPS has not yet named a date for the return of in-person learning.
Dearborn Public Schools extends online learning another month
DEARBORN, Mich. – The Dearborn Schools Board of Education voted Monday to extend online learning in the district for another month. The district started school on Aug. 31 with plans to be online until at least Oct. 1 amid the coronavirus pandemic. Back in September that was extended to Oct. 12, then extended again on Monday (Oct. 12) for at least another month. Elementary students should expect to work 20 to 30 hours a week on school work, officials said. Virtual learning is now well underway in many Michigan school districts.
DC charters offer innovations in pandemic-era education
Smaller and more nimble than the D.C. Public Schools system, the charters have been able to adapt and modify practices on the fly, trading information and pushing the limits of pandemic-era education. It's a process that the D.C. Public Schools system has watched closely as it plans its own return to the classroom. “There’s a tremendous amount of trial and error,” said Shannon Hodge of the D.C. Charter School Alliance, a nonprofit that advocates for the charter system. “There are real innovations coming out of it.”Each of the three student “cohorts” at the Social Justice School are assigned a specific bathroom to use. The school received its approval from the D.C. Public Charter School Board over the summer and opened its doors for the first time this fall.
Dearborn Public Schools extends online learning until at least Oct. 12
DEARBORN, Mich. – The Dearborn Schools Board of Education voted Monday to extend online learning in the district until at least its next meeting on Oct. 12. The district started school on Aug. 31 with plans to be online until at least Oct. 1. UPDATE Oct. 13: Dearborn Public Schools extends online learning another monthWhen Dearborn Public Schools leaders first announced the plan for starting the school year virtually amid the coronavirus pandemic they said middle school and high school students should expect to spend five to eight hours a week on each class, totaling 30 or more hours each week. Elementary students should expect to work 20 to 30 hours a week on school work, officials said. Virtual learning is now well underway in many Michigan school districts.
WalletHub names Ann Arbor most educated city in US
ANN ARBOR, Mich. Ann Arbor has once again topped WalletHubs list of most educated cities in the United States. Ann Arbor has continuously been at the top of WalletHubs rankings for many years. This year it received the highest score of 94.23 points, 13 points higher than the next metropolitan area on the list. According to the report, 55.20% of adults aged 25 and older living in Ann Arbor have obtained a bachelors degree. Ann Arbor ranked first in the metric categories of Educational Attainment and Quality of Education & Attainment Gap. Like what youre reading?
Detroit public schools to offer highest starting salary in Metro Detroit to new teachers
DETROIT The Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) announced an increased salary for new teachers beginning in the 2020-2021 academic year. Teachers new to the district will receive a salary of up to $51,071 -- the highest starting teacher salary offered in Metro Detroit, according to DPSCD. Officials say the increased salaries are an effort to attract and retain teachers in the district, which has experienced large numbers of teacher vacancies in previous years. Still there is significant competition to attract and retain excellent educators for some Michigan school districts, DPSCD says. The district hopes that the new salary proposal will help fill teacher vacancies in preparation for the upcoming school year.