The educational attainment gap is a persistent problem for Detroit. Wayne County Community College District could play a vital role in Detroit’s economic future, but there are barriers to achieving that success.
The new, state-of-the-art Marygrove Early Education Center has opened for local families, but child-care workers and advocates say there is still work to do.
Detroit Public Schools Community District is going remote for three days in December and closed schools for an extra two days before Thanksgiving. The closures help show that students and educators are under duress as COVID outbreaks and staff shortages pile on top of nearly two years of virtual learning, quarantines, masking battles and COVID fears.
Teachers and school leaders in the Detroit school district are strongly opposed to bills in the Michigan legislature that would sharply restrict how racism and sexism are taught.
Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti is considering whether to shorten the quarantine period for asymptomatic students in an effort to keep more students in classrooms.
Will Cannon is among 55 people who entered classrooms in the Detroit Public Schools Community District for the first time this school year through a new program — the first of its kind in Michigan — that trains them during a summer academy tailored to the particular challenges of teaching in Detroit.
Three weeks into the school year, Detroit Public Schools Community District officials still are fielding complaints from parents about its new virtual school.
Detroit schools are essentially barred from raising their own funds to repair deteriorated buildings, which would cost about $1.5 billion. Now, federal support may enable leaders to do what a series of state-appointed managers could not — rebuild Detroit’s schools.
A GOP House bill takes aim at critical race theory; the notion that the legacies of slavery and racism are baked into the nation’s laws and many of its institutions. Opponents contend such measures are an effort to prevent honest classroom discussion about race.
Support for education was a leading topic on the first day of the 2021 Mackinac Policy Conference. A recent poll supported by the Skillman Foundation shows Michiganders are willing to pay more in taxes for their children’s education.