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Category: Great Lakes Now

Making special education work during the pandemic

During One Detroit's Education Special: School Daze, the team took a look at how special education is being handled in districts, by getting a sense of teacher, parent, and administrative perspectives.

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  • Lawmakers pay respects to Ginsburg, 1st woman to lie in state in U.S. Capitol

    The late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg broke two barriers Friday, becoming the first woman and the first Jewish American to lie in state in the U.S. Capitol. Rabbi Lauren Holtzblatt, the wife of a former Ginsburg law clerk, eulogized her as changing "the course of American law." House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Joe and Jill Biden and Sen. Kamala Harris also attended. John Yang reports.

  • News Wrap: Breonna Taylor's family demands grand jury transcripts

    In our news wrap Friday, Breonna Taylor's family demanded Louisville officials release transcripts from grand jury proceedings over whether to charge police in her death. Kentucky's attorney general said officers had acted in self-defense, after Taylor's boyfriend fired first. Also, the U.S. federal government has executed a Black inmate for the first time in nearly 20 years.

  • Trump moves to open Tongass National Forest for logging, to environmentalists' dismay

    During his first term, President Trump has rolled back or weakened more than 100 environmental regulations. On Friday, his administration moved to open up the country's largest national forest for development. Alaska's Tongass National Forest has been called "America's Amazon," and it absorbs about 8 percent of U.S. carbon dioxide emissions. Amna Nawaz talks to The New York Times' Coral Davenport.