This is the first week of school for many Michigan kids. Most classrooms share some basic features, desks, chairs, a blackboard or dry-erase board, but what makes for a good classroom? That's a question Detroit Free Press columnist Nancy Kaffer has been asking different people in education for years. She recently got some new answers from Detroit Public Schools Community District superintendent Nikolai Vitti. Kaffer spoke to Morning Edition host Doug Tribou about what she learned.
Kaffer wrote about good classrooms in a column titled, "Great classrooms have 6 things in common: What to look for."
You can read the rest of Kaffer's columns at Freep.com and follow her on Twitter @nancykaffer.