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.
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate said she would push for increased regulation of charter schools in Detroit if elected in November.
Rising costs, aging infrastructure: Are closing taps to abandoned blocks the answer? Detroit is amid a study to find out.
New records show more than 1,500 occupied homes never had water restored this year after disconnections for nonpayment. That’s at least 1 in 10 shutoffs this year from Detroit’s aggressive collections.
Foundation started by the late Buffalo Bills owner and Michigander Ralph Wilson donated the funds to develop the waterfront park
Candidates for Michigan governor say they can help crisis of Detroit kids switching schools too often, tanking test scores.
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.