The Detroit school board unanimously adopted a resolution that recognizes June as Pride Month to support LGBTQ students and the community, just weeks after a similar effort failed.
I never learned about Stonewall. It’s past time schools take queer history and culture seriously.
Pride Month will be over this month, but Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said the failed resolution would come back before the Detroit school board in July.
The city school district’s last high school closed under emergency management in 2015 because of financial problems and dwindling student enrollment.
The switch is part of a broader reexamination by the Detroit Public Schools Community District of its social studies curriculum.
Tutoring has proven to be one of the most effective ways to catch students up, and the Detroit district appears to be doing much of what experts say is critical to the success of such programs.
Funding directed to the district in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic allows for short and long-term upgrades to DPSCD buildings.
Vitti said the district is also negotiating a plan to end the next school year earlier to avoid weather concerns and provide a more consistent flow of learning.
Vitti recommends against metal detectors for all schools, citing concern about ‘prison type of environment.’
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