A 12-foot puppet of 10-year-old Syrian refugee girl “Little Amal” visits Detroit on her 6,000 mile Walk Across America, bringing attention to human rights and persecution.Read More
The Detroit Regional Chamber and Business Leaders for Michigan have unveiled the results of a recent survey focused on residents aged 18 to 29. With Michigan grappling with a declining population and businesses struggling to fill job vacancies, the survey provides valuable insights into the factors influencing young Michiganders’ decisions about their future in the state.Read More
Detroit Public Schools’ progress report: Supt. Dr. Nikolai Vitti shares district updates as new school year begins
by Jonathan Shead | Sep 15, 2023
On the heels of The School at Marygrove’s successful first high school graduation and a new school year, Detroit Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti shares an update on the state of the district and what he’s prioritizing for the 2023-2024 school year.Read More
by Jonathan Shead | Aug 2, 2023
Brilliant Detroit announces a new citywide summer literacy campaign at its community hubs. Children and families can take part in reading activities, field trips and pop-up events designed to keep young kids engaged in the joy of reading.Read More
by Jonathan Shead | Jul 11, 2023
Detroit Food Academy is revolutionizing the lives of young Detroiters by blending the art of cooking with life and leadership skills. BridgeDetroit’s Micah Walker learns about the work they do to prepare the next generation of young leaders.Read More
by Jonathan Shead | Jun 8, 2023
A unique educational partnership has produced its first class of high school graduates. The School at Marygrove held a monumental commencement ceremony for its first graduating class. One Detroit contributor Daijah Moss stopped by Music Hall Detroit to capture the celebration.Read More
by Jonathan Shead | Apr 11, 2023
The Detroit area’s largest used book and media sale, Bookstock, returns to once again benefit literacy and education projects in Southeast Michigan. Stephen Henderson gets the details on Bookstock 2023.Read More
by Jonathan Shead | Mar 30, 2023
Henry Ford College and Wayne State University have teamed up to help clear some of the existing hurdles higher education students face when seeking a four-year degree.Read More
by Jonathan Shead | Feb 14, 2023
A list of helpful links, resources, and videos to help parents, students, families and educators cope after witnessing gun violence in school.Read More
by Madison Wood | 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
by Madison Wood | 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
News From Around Detroit
- Eddystone an affordable housing win for ‘vastly incomplete’ District Detroitby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The highly-criticized Eddystone development offers 19 affordable apartments as the behemoth of Ilitch-holdings in District Detroit maintains a financial hold over the community.
- Two members of reparations task force resign within first yearby Malachi Barrett and Orlando Bailey (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
There are three vacancies on Detroit’s first reparations committee after one member died and two others resigned.
- 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)
The 2023-24 year marks the fourth full school year since the pandemic started, and offers the state’s public schools an opportunity to recalibrate academic recovery programs, tackle mental health issues, and address longstanding problems.
- Analysis: Why leaders at COP28 should focus on the effect of climate change on conflict
At this year's UN climate conference, increased attention should be paid to how climatic changes are affecting political stability, and even making armed conflict more deadly, in the most environmentally vulnerable and insecure regions.
- Zelenskyy to meet with Biden as pressure builds for Congress to approve more Ukraine aid
President Joe Biden and Ukraine's leader, Volodymyr Zelenskyy, will meet at the White House on Tuesday as the U.S. administration steps up the pressure on Congress to provide billions more in aid to Kyiv in its war with Russia.
- Argentina's newly sworn-in President Milei warns of shock adjustment to economy
In his inaugural address Sunday, Argentina's newly empowered President Javier Milei presented figures to lay bare the scope of the nation's economic "emergency," and sought to prepare the public for a shock adjustment with drastic public spending cuts.