by Jonathan Shead | Dec 9, 2021
Following the Oxford High School shooting Nov. 30, teachers from across metro Detroit connected with PBS NewHours’ Student Reporting Labs to share their perspectives and how they’re supporting students.Read More
by Jonathan Shead | Dec 2, 2021
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 Jonathan Shead | Nov 30, 2021
As the first snows of the season begin to fall in Michigan, school leaders dealing with staffing shortages across their districts are facing yet another conundrum: what to do about a flu season that’s arrived alongside a major spike in COVID-19 cases.Read More
by Jonathan Shead | Nov 18, 2021
Teaching has always been a challenging job, but today’s educators are leaving the profession in droves. With fewer educators on deck, districts have been forced to make decisions that have an impact on children’s education. As teachers grapple with some of the most challenging years of their career, providing for children’s academic, social and emotional needs, One Detroit’s Christy McDonald sat down with two local teachers to get educated on the challenges they continue to face.Read More
by Cheryl Jones | Sep 9, 2021
Join DPTV Thursday, January 28 at 4:30pm ET for this important conversation about the state of education.Read More
by Lea Vigi | Apr 7, 2021
For Detroit high school students, applying to college in a pandemic brings new concerns and questions about “the right path.”Read More
by Lea Vigi | Mar 30, 2021
Frequent turnover at the front of the classroom takes a steep toll on student learning, especially in low-income communities where students most need stable schools.Read More
by Zosette Guir | Mar 18, 2021
Declining enrollment is a sign of a turbulent year for Michigan students. If the trend doesn’t reverse, it could also spell financial problems for districts across the state.Read More
by Zosette Guir | Feb 18, 2021
As students adjust to virtual or in-person learning, it’s the teachers who meet them where they are.Read More
by Zosette Guir | Feb 18, 2021
The big overarching decisions that are happening at districts are made by the superintendents and administration. Each district has to cater to what their specific school community needs.Read More
News From Around Detroit
- Prosecutor won’t charge Detroit officers in Porter Burks’ shooting deathby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy rules Detroit officers acted in self-defense in the 20-year-old Detroit resident’s Oct. 2 shooting death.
- Transit for Detroiters with disabilities at risk after contract rejectedby Bryce Huffman and Malachi Barrett (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit needs to find a new vendor to deliver 70% of its transit services for disabled residents after the City Council votes down a controversial five-year contract.
- Citizen complaint backlog against Detroit police could drag into 2023by Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
The Office of the Chief Investigator is adding eight investigators, but can’t project when the case backlog will be cleared since the interim department chief might be out next month.
- Some bus riders left cold and confused by temporary State Fair transit hubby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Detroit’s makeshift hub is getting more shelters and is expected to be in place for about 18 months as the city constructs a new transit center at the former Michigan State Fairgrounds.
- Detroit families wait-listed for ‘maxed out’ after school programby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Get On And Learn, or GOAL, wants to keep Detroit kids in the city for school and alleviate concerns about a lack of after care, transportation and programming.
- Business groups pressure Congress to block potential rail strike
Business groups are increasing the pressure on lawmakers to intervene and block a railroad strike before next month's deadline in the stalled contract talks.
- Republican-controlled Arizona county refuses to certify 2022 election
The decision comes amid pressure from prominent Republicans to reject a vote count that had Democrats winning for U.S. Senate, governor and other statewide races.
- Police take down cocaine 'super cartel' in Europe, arrest 49
Europol says law enforcement authorities in six different countries have joined forces to take down a "super cartel" of drugs traffickers controlling about one third of the cocaine trade in Europe.