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Learning from home without a place to study? These Detroit students built 62 solutions.

Students in Detroit have spent much of the year learning virtually from home. As if that arrangement weren’t challenging enough, many of those children lacked a space of their own to focus on video classes and complete homework. That’s one reason educators say the academic toll of the pandemic has been especially harsh for students from low-income families.

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Child care centers provided young students a safe place to learn online. Michigan said no.

The coronavirus child care crunch is falling hardest on low-income families of color, many of whom work in-person jobs in sanitation, grocery, and health care that the state has defined as “essential.” When these families have young students learning online, many parents find that they have no safe place to send their children during the work day.