Last week, school principals started asking teachers if they prefer to teach in person or remotely. School resumes Sept. 8 for the district’s 51,000 students.
Detroit teachers vote to allow union leadership to call ‘safety’ strike over COVID concerns
Detroit teachers have overwhelmingly voted to authorize union leadership to call a strike if the school district doesn’t meet their demands to start the school year online.
Detroit charter, private school students to get tech devices, internet access thanks to new fund
Nearly 40,000 charter and private school students in Detroit will receive remote learning devices and high-speed internet thanks to a philanthropic effort aimed at bridging the city’s digital divide.
‘We have their back’: Michigan teachers union says it’ll defend teachers who refuse to return to school buildings over COVID concerns
Michigan’s largest teachers union says it will support local units that say it’s not safe to return to in-person learning.
Michigan’s Black-white college graduation gap is one of largest in nation
Black students drop out of Michigan colleges at a much higher rate than their white classmates. That graduation gap is third-worst in the country.
Detroit schools will reopen in the fall even if the Legislature takes action
Detroit Public Schools Community District’s school board and superintendent doubled down on a reopening plan amid complaints from teachers, students and community members who said it’s too early to return to in-classroom instruction. Now it’s up to the Legislature to make administrative changes that would support public school districts in online learning.
Judge: Detroit summer school students must get coronavirus test by Friday
In what could be a precursor to battles this fall over school attendance during the pandemic, a parent group won a court battle to require coronavirus testing of summer school students in Detroit.
Detroit schools propose fall reopening plans amid concerns, protests and politics
The school board will review a 42-page reopening proposal during its meeting tonight as parents, teachers and advocates debate the merits of putting students in classrooms and threats of withholding federal funding hang in the balance.
One Detroit Special: Education in the Time of COVID
What will education in Michigan look like during a second or even a third wave of coronavirus outbreaks?
Conservative appeals court to rehear Detroit ‘right to read’ lawsuit
The full U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has agreed to rehear a Detroit literacy case and reconsider a groundbreaking panel ruling that students have a fundamental right to a basic education.