Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat Detroit
Owen Bondono’s language arts classes were supposed to focus on text structures Thursday, but there was no way the Oak Park teacher was going to ignore the insurrection that took place in the nation’s capital the day before.
A few dozen districts are offering parents a choice between in-person learning and online learning. Many are starting the school year remotely and planning to transition to face-to-face instruction when conditions allow.
July 21, 2020 | Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat Detroit
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.
Protestors blocked buses from picking up children in Detroit Monday, in a tense scene that captured the struggle between education and safety amidst a pandemic.
If you miss too many days of school in Detroit, be prepared for a knock on the door.
As Detroit students settle into their first semester of college, ‘bridge’ programs provide needed support
November 19, 2019 | Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat Detroit
She’s scheduled office visits with her professor. She’s asked the teaching assistants for help. She’s dropped into the math learning centers. But still, despite excelling in her other classes, Marqell McClendon has struggled.
September 20, 2019 | Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat Detroit
Detroit graduates must navigate patchy academic preparation, culture shock, and often their own shaken confidence if they are to stay enrolled and on track to earn a degree that is their best chance to jump into the middle class as adults.
August 30, 2019 | Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat Detroit
Detroit’s public district returns a back-to-school essential most take for granted: running water. Last year, schools shut the tap after the discovery of lead and copper.