In-depth reporting on Michigan's largest city and surrounding communities, including deep dives into the big changes afoot in Detroit, its schools, neighborhoods, institutions and city hall.
View photos of the students who were in eighth grade in homeroom 8B last school year. On average, they had attended four or more schools since kindergarten.
Streamlining records, expanding transportation, improving staffing are some of the ways schools can improve when populations frequently change.
Dozens of different companies operate schools in Detroit and rarely share information, so educators often don’t know if children transferred or are in grave danger.
A survey shows that parents cite desire for better education as top reason for switching schools. But a plethora of choice is a big reason why Detroit schools suffer.
Highly transient populations in Detroit make classroom cohesion difficult, adding yet another challenge atop many others for teachers.
One in three elementary school students changes schools every year in Detroit, a city with so many school options that choice has become a big reason test scores are so low.
The project, supported by Wayne County Jail officials, is part of a movement to eliminate cash bail to avoid disparities between those who can pay and those who can’t while they await their day in court.
As state bills requiring school water tests stall, Detroit’s voluntary testing raises questions about lead in schools across Michigan.
Detroit schools saw just a small fraction of its students post a passing score in English Language Arts and math. But new leaders say their changes are only now starting to be implemented.
Detroit city officials, housing advocates and developers are scrambling to preserve low-income housing as tax credits expire in the city’s trendiest neighborhoods.
The Detroit Land Bank owns 20 percent of all residential property in the city. But just 3 percent of its holdings are for sale, frustrating would-be homeowners.
Away from Midtown, stable housing increasingly is becoming out of reach for the working poor.
Whitmer’s announcement came as Democrats and Republicans prepare for their nominating conventions — and days after GOP Attorney General Bill Schuette named Kent County Clerk and former state Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons.
The mayor got behind Gretchen Whitmer and targeted lawmakers who fought auto insurance reforms. But Duggan candidates had some big misses, too.
Michigan governor candidates talk about how to solve city-specific problems related to revenue sharing, auto insurance reform, poverty and more.
Six candidates vie Tuesday to succeed the civil rights icon from Michigan who stepped down last year. Here’s what voters need to know.
Clerk says John Conyers III can’t run as an Independent. His last shot to fill his father’s seat would be a write-in campaign.
The Regional Transit Authority board’s inaction Thursday means that yet another proposal to improve regional transportation has died.
Jobs are leaving the suburbs for Detroit, reviving age-old ‘us versus them’ feuding among regional leaders.
A decade of funding cuts have eliminated play time at Detroit schools serving 6,000 kids. But new leaders say hiring more teachers should eliminate the problem.