Meet the candidates vying for 3 spots on the Detroit school board

On Tuesday, Nov. 3, voters will elect three people who will take seats on the Detroit school board during a critical period in the district’s turnaround efforts. Fourteen people are running for the three, four-year terms. The candidates include three incumbents, several former school board members, community activists and retired educators.

Detroit schools hustle to count thousands of students. Some students sit out.

Detroit Public Schools Community District and Superintendent Nikolai Vitti put out a call to action on Oct. 2 asking Detroiters to leave friendly phone messages and to knock on household doors of the thousands of students who have been disengaged since the first day of school. The campaign helped the district reach more than 3,000 students before the biannual Count Day.