Erin Einhorn, Detroit Free Press

Erin Einhorn

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Past articles by Erin:

How a Detroit preschool helps teachers cope with the stress of the job

Starfish Family Services, which runs Head Start centers in and around Detroit, uses reflective supervision to address impact of trauma on teachers. → Read More

70% of Detroit students are chronically absent. Here's how the school district fights it

The Detroit schools are spending $9 million to put an attendance agent in nearly every one of its 106 schools. → Read More

Our most-read stories of 2018: Curriculum changes, a charter school closing, a new way to train teachers and more

As we head into 2019, we thought we'd take a moment to reflect on our top stories and most read stories from last year. → Read More

Watch: This Detroit teacher is ‘no longer trying to fit’ others’ idea of what a teacher looks like

Anderson was one of four educators who told their stories on stage at the Lyft Lounge at Musictown Detroit as part of the Tale the Teacher storytelling event last month. → Read More

New A-F grades in Detroit could be painful, but will give schools credit for improvement

A new citywide education commission will soon start assigning A-F grades to every school in Detroit — the first time in years that schools in the city will get letter grades from a government entity. → Read More

Enrollment instability is a major reason why schools are struggling — so why isn’t anyone tracking the problem?

A Milwaukee newspaper that surveyed the education departments in all 50 states found that half don’t collect or post data on students hopping around. And of states that do collect the data, the numbers they collect are so inconsistent that making state-to-state comparisons is nearly impossible. → Read More

Here are five ways to help Detroit kids who switch schools too often

As Detroit struggles with students who change schools too often, many say easier access to students records and a standardized curriculum would help. → Read More

Detroit teachers face challenges when kids change schools so often

Detroit teachers say their biggest challenge is how to get to know students when they change schools so often. → Read More

Why Detroit parents move their kids from school to school so often

Detroit parents cite the quality of instruction in Detroit schools as a major reason for why their kids switch schools so often. → Read More

In Detroit, students move from school to school at dizzying pace

The kind of enrollment turmoil Detroit sees has a debilitating impact on schools, dragging down test scores and fueling dropout rates → Read More

11 charter schools get permission to open in New York, bringing the city closer to the legal limit

Nearly a dozen new charter schools have gotten the green light to open in New York in the next three years, bringing the city closer to a looming limit on charters that has advocates fretting. The SUNY Charter Schools Institute, one of two entities able to approve new charter schools for the state, signed off … → Read More

Detroit makes it easy to switch schools. So parents do. Frequently.

Overwhelmingly, in a survey conducted by Chalkbeat and Outlier Media, Detroit parents said they moved their children to new schools because they wanted better for their child — a safer school, a cleaner school, the kind of school where their children could thrive. → Read More

Detroit makes it easy to switch schools. So parents do. Frequently.

Overwhelmingly, in a survey conducted by Chalkbeat and Outlier Media, Detroit parents said they moved their children to new schools because they wanted better for their child — a safer school, a cleaner school, the kind of school where their children could thrive. → Read More

Detroit teachers face heartbreak and challenge as student change schools at a high rate

When students frequently change schools, that has serious consequences for kids. For their teachers, it’s a recipe for heartbreak. → Read More

At a Detroit school, two women become detectives when students change schools and stop showing up

One or two students leave Bethune Elementary-Middle School every week, but only a handful notify the school of their plans to leave. The rest have to be found. → Read More

5 ways to stop students from changing schools — or at least reduce the impact

To solve the problem of Detroit students changing schools would require sweeping policy changes to both stabilize housing and improve the quality of public education. But schools and policymakers could also take simpler, smaller steps to help ease the crisis. Here are five of them. → Read More

5 ways to stop students from changing schools — or at least reduce the impact

To solve the problem of Detroit students changing schools would require sweeping policy changes to both stabilize housing and improve the quality of public education. But schools and policymakers could also take simpler, smaller steps to help ease the crisis. Here are five of them. → Read More

Which Detroit school is best for your child? A new guide offers direction, but no test scores

A glossy new Detroit school guide will give city parents lots of information about nearly 200 city schools — just not about their test scores. The new guide will be formally released to the public next week by a new citywide education commission. At nearly 300 pages, the guide will let parents quickly see which district … → Read More

Doctor inspires a new way to train teachers — and a new kind of school

A U-M educator is creating a new teaching method — based on the way doctors are trained — to help teachers in their first few years in the classroom. → Read More

Where candidates for governor in Michigan stand on major education issues

To see where major party candidates stand on crucial education issues, Chalkbeat joined with our partners in the Detroit Journalism Cooperative to ask candidates in the Michigan primary election for their views on school funding, early childhood education, and paying for college. → Read More