In this COVID313 Virtual Town Hall Meeting, Arlyssa Heard, organizer and policy lead of 482Forward talks to Iranetta Wright, Deputy Superintendent of Detroit Public Schools…Read More
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Apr 19, 2022
The COVID313 Town Hall takes a look at the social, emotional, behavioral and educational impacts of COVID-19 on special education students. Then, the Detroit Health Department gives an update on COVID-19 case rates, new variants and vaccines. Plus, the town hall talks about the pandemic’s affect on workers’ mental health.Read More
Mar 30, 2022
The COVID313 Community Coalition virtual town halls connected Detroiters to key conversations about the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as cultural and social issues including race relations, environmental justice and public health disparities.Read More
Mar 24, 2022
Detroit Public Schools Community District Assistant Superintendent Alycia Meriweather updates parents and families on the districts conversations around virtual versus in-person learning for its students. Dr. Eric McGrath, MD of Infectious Disease and Prevention at Wayne Pediatrics, Inc. shares more information about the COVID-19 Omicron variant that continues to spread rapidly, Plus, special guest U.S. Senator Gary Peters, who shares what he’s been working on in Washington D.C. in regards to the nation’s federal response to COVID-19.Read More
Mar 10, 2022
On this COVID313 Town Hall, we discuss ending mask mandates, evolving COVID protocols and protecting immunocompromised children and those with special needs, plus talking with kids about world events. Guests include pediatrician Dr. Saini, Detroit Health Department, Detroit Public Schools and Michigan Charter Schools.Read More
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- Art behind bars: U-M program is changing lives of Michigan inmatesby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Artwork from current and former inmates is on display through Sunday in the Free Your Mind: Art and Incarceration in Michigan exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.
- With a new director coming soon, what’s the state of DDOT?by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit Department of Transportation leader Mikel Oglesby is leaving at the close of October, prompting some advocates and union officials to worry about DDOT’s future. Oglesby and city leaders say plans will stay on track.
- Metro Detroit students start new school year with familiar challenges, fresh solutionsby Lily Altavena, Detroit Free Press, Orlando Bailey, Ethan Bakuli, Chalkbeat Detroit, Nour Rahal, Detroit Free Press and Micah Walker (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
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