Debra White-Hunt, legendary dance teacher, choreographer and co-founder of the Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy, is honored for her contributions of more than 50 years of service to arts and culture to Detroit.
While students in New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and beyond have returned to face-to-face instruction in the midst of an omicron-fueled surge, Detroit kids have remained at home, learning online since Jan. 6.
The Detroit school district has extended virtual learning by another week, but officials say students and staff should expect to return to in-person instruction on Jan. 31.
Detroit district students and educators likely won’t return to in-person learning until the end of January, Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said during a school board meeting Tuesday.
Chronic absenteeism rose significantly for Detroit district students last year as families continued to deal with financial, logistical, and health ramifications of the COVID pandemic.
The Detroit school district surprised families with news Thursday afternoon that all schools will be closed Friday.
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.