Allie Gross 
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Allie Gross comes to the Metro Times from Mother Jones where she was the Online Editorial Fellow based in San Francisco and Washington DC. A Los Angeles native, Allie is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Her work has appeared in Jacobin, VICE, Slate, the Atlantic and GOOD magazine. Prior to pursuing a career in journalism, Allie worked as a 5th grade teacher in a Detroit charter school for three years. She went on to co-found Detroit Charter Data, a website whose aim is to bring accountability, transparency and coherency to the city’s education landscape. You can connect with her on twitter @allie_elisabeth

Recent Posts

  • Charter management company forced to pay out thousands to fired teachers

    The company operating Universal Academy in Detroit was accused of firing the teachers after they spoke up at a board meeting.
    • Sep 30, 2016
  • Bill Schuette issues major ruling on Detroit schools, doesn't mention the thousands he's accepted from pro-charter DeVos family ​

    Schuette has received nearly $140,000 from the pro-charter DeVos family
    • Sep 28, 2016
  • Fourteen of the EAA's 15 schools are failing: Can we finally say a state-take over didn't work?

    The continued failure of the district raises questions about experimentation and state takeovers.
    • Sep 2, 2016
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    Recent Articles

  • Begging for answers: Eight teachers were just fired from a Detroit charter school without cause or notice

    While Lansing debates the best plans for Detroit Public Schools, few are paying attention to the turmoil in the charter sector.
    • Apr 20, 2016
  • The Throwaways: How Detroit is becoming a flashpoint for violence against trans women

    A deep-dive into the stigma and prejudice keeping many trans women in a cycle of poverty and violence.
    • Jan 27, 2016
  • Did Michigan waste $3.5 million on charter schools with questionable futures?

    Ghost tales
    • Nov 18, 2015
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