Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat Detroit

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Michigan school reopening tracker: Find out if your district is starting in person or online

Michigan school reopening tracker: Find out if your district is starting in person or online

August 28, 2020 | Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat Detroit, Bridge Staff

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.

Judge: Detroit summer school students must get coronavirus test by Friday

Judge: Detroit summer school students must get coronavirus test by Friday

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.

Some Detroit students return to classes amid protests over coronavirus safety

Some Detroit students return to classes amid protests over coronavirus safety

July 13, 2020 | Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat Detroit, Eleanore Catolico, Chalkbeat 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.

In Detroit, going door-to-door to get students back in school

In Detroit, going door-to-door to get students back in school

November 26, 2019 | Erin Einhorn, Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat Detroit

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

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.

How four Detroit students hope to make it through the first year of college

How four Detroit students hope to make it through the first year of college

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.

After a year, safe drinking water is flowing again at Detroit schools

After a year, safe drinking water is flowing again at Detroit schools

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.