“A Day of Peace and Healing,” was created to acknowledge the trauma and tragedies students have experienced at school or at home.
Youth & Kids in Coronavirus
BridgeDetroit, with sponsoring funds from the Skillman Foundation, is providing special coverage of Detroit families, youth and kids during the coronavirus pandemic. Detroit is rallying together to protect the well-being of children, and rightly, the stories of these efforts are being told.
Detroit superintendent considers shorter quarantine for asymptomatic students
Detroit Superintendent Nikolai Vitti is considering whether to shorten the quarantine period for asymptomatic students in an effort to keep more students in classrooms.
Detroit schools are spending $70M for COVID testing. Could a vaccine mandate be next?
The Detroit Public Schools Community District is spending $70 million for COVID testing for students and staff.
State’s top doc to Whitmer: School mask mandate would reduce COVID in Michigan
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, who said she would “follow the science” on pandemic policy, is apparently not following the advice of her chief medical officer on school face mask mandates.
‘I don’t want the flame to go away’: Why more Detroit parents are pushing for in-person learning
The stakes are high. Loads of data, in Detroit and beyond, show students who are learning remotely are struggling. In Detroit, for instance, absenteeism is up. So are failure rates.
‘The least I could do’: Why these Detroit teens want their peers to get vaccinated
A group of Detroit high school students who say they want to do their part to encourage more students to get the COVID-19 shot has launched a campaign to get young people vaccinated.
Finding some ‘normalcy’: Virtual field trips help sustain arts programming in Detroit schools
In a challenging year of pandemic learning, virtual field trips are becoming increasingly common as museum officials at the DIA and other cultural institutions pivot to provide opportunities for students to have a connection to the arts.
Here’s why a 3-2 Detroit school board vote to suspend in-person learning until the end of the school year failed
The Detroit board of education voted 3-2 Tuesday night to suspend all in-person learning in the district until the end of the school year, after several community members urged “just one member” to put the matter to a vote.
‘Why are you adding this stress on us?’ Michigan cuts star ratings and money for child care providers during the pandemic.
Linda Byrd had managed to keep her child care center running through nearly one year of the coronavirus pandemic when her state funding started to come up short.
The Class of 2021 navigates COVID, as well as college
For Detroit high school students, applying to college in a pandemic brings new concerns and questions about “the right path.”