Stories tagged: "Detroit Public Schools"


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20 Sites Helping Michigan Families Ease Students Back to School

We’ve compiled a guide of need-to-know information and resources for childcare and returning to school in 2021. 

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Detroit Schools Won’t Hold In-Person Classes Until 2021

Michigan hit a record 6,940 new confirmed coronavirus cases Thursday. Here's how schools in southeast Michigan are reacting to the second wave.

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How Reopening Michigan Schools Too Early Could Lead to More Statewide Closures

While some leaders express concerns on public health and the economy, State Rep. Greg Markkanen has another concern about the pandemic's effect on reopening schools: snow days.

WWJ captured protesters on Facebook live video outside of the DPSCD west side terminal. Photo via Facebook.
Can Detroit’s Public Schools Operate Safely During the Pandemic? No One Seems to Agree.

Teachers, students, parents, and administrators all have mixed feelings about the July return to classroom learning.

In this Feb. 25, 2014 photo, Golightly Education Center teacher Amy Andersen-Prebo leads her class in a hand bell song in Detroit. After years without comprehensive sports and arts/music programs, those are now being restored at all DPS elementary and middle schools, thanks in part to foundation grants. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Detroit’s Teachers Will Finally Be The Top Paid In The Area. But There’s A Catch.

A pay hike in Detroit schools will fill teacher vacancies, but does it consider the district’s longtime educators?

FILE - In this May 1, 2020 file photo provided by the Michigan Office of the Governor, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer addresses the state during a speech in Lansing, The state of Michigan has announced a settlement in a lawsuit over poor reading skills that was filed on behalf of Detroit schoolchildren, weeks after a federal appeals court issued a groundbreaking decision recognizing a constitutional right to education and literacy. Whitmer and the plaintiffs announced the agreement early Thursday, May 14. They say the settlement “will help secure the right of access to literacy for students in Detroit who faced obstacles they never should have faced.” (Michigan Office of the Governor via AP, Pool, File)
Gov. Whitmer Confirms The Court’s Decision: Detroit Kids Have A Right To Read

The case against the state alleged that the district was shut out from valuable resources. Now the state is saying these Michigan youth deserve the same education as any others.

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Detroit’s Troubled School System Could See End Oppressive Environments But It’s Up To Gov. Whitmer.

How will Detroit Public Schools and its families bounce back after the pandemic? We’re exploring all the angles of what lies ahead.