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Detroit Public School Community District’s Reopening Plan in the Midst of the Pandemic

A new school year is starting up soon, and it comes as the country is seeing a spike in Covid cases. DPSCD is planning to resume in-person learning with several safety protocols in place; remote learning will still be an option for families who are not ready to send their kids back to the classroom. Stephen Henderson spoke with superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti about the district’s reopening plans.

High Schoolers Learn Carpentry, Help Fix up a Detroit Neighborhood

The Michigan Council of Carpenters and Millwrights trade union is finishing their new training center on what was an empty field in the Tuxedo neighborhood on Detroit’s west side. Part of the union’s mission is to train more Detroiters to join the trades. This summer, they started a boot camp so high school students can learn what it’s like to become a carpenter.

Detroit Police’s Use of Social Media to Monitor Crime

When we think about technology and policing, facial recognition technology often dominates the conversation, but Detroit Police also turn to social media to use images in conjunction with that technology. One Detroit’s Will Glover met up with BridgeDetroit reporter Bryce Huffman to talk about his report on the privacy and legal concerns with this kind of surveillance.

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