Detroit Public Schools has headed back to school and it comes as the country is seeing a spike in Covid cases. DPSCD is planning to resume in-person learning with several safety protocols in place; remote learning will still be an option for families who are not ready to send their kids back to the classroom. Stephen Henderson spoke with superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti about the district’s reopening plans.
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- Detroit’s public safety plan for downtown this summerby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Visitors can expect more officers on the streets, rooftops and in police towers, wayfinding signage and additional security screenings at some event spaces.
- Mumford grad prioritizes health in Detroit’s Fitzgerald neighborhoodby Olivia Lewis (Olivia Lewis, Author at BridgeDetroit)
May is Mental Health Awareness month. Siblings Corina Malone and Corey Williams are inviting Detroiters to free yoga classes on Friday evenings to support healthy habits.
- Detroit police board chair assures ‘transparency’ amid investigations by Christine Ferretti and Orlando Bailey (Orlando Bailey, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Citizen complaint records seized, two staffers on administrative leave amid multiple investigations into Detroit’s Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Chief Investigator.
- Meet Detroit’s other ‘people mover,’ Michael Cunningham IIby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
Cunningham has spent a decade advocating for transit justice in Detroit, but that isn’t his biggest fight. He’s also encountered homelessness, incarceration and mental health challenges.
- Detroit police board selects candidates for secretary, chief investigatorby Bryce Huffman (Bryce Huffman, Author at BridgeDetroit)
BOPC picked Victoria Shah, who formerly ran for a seat on the commission, and Jerome Warfield Sr., a west side pastor and an ex-chair of the board.
- VP Harris makes history as 1st woman to give West Point commencement speech
Vice President Kamala Harris, the first woman to deliver a commencement speech at West Point, lauded graduating cadets Saturday for their noble sacrifice in serving their country, but noted they were entering an "unsettled world" because of Russian aggression and the rising threats from China.
- Fleeing Sudan's deadly conflict, thousands of exhausted South Sudanese refugees return home
Years of fighting between government and opposition forces in South Sudan killed almost 400,000 people and displaced millions until a peace agreement was signed nearly five years ago. Now, many are heading home as they flee a brutal conflict in neighboring Sudan.
- Passenger who opened door on South Korea flight told police he felt suffocated
A passenger who opened an emergency exit door during a flight in South Korea told police that he felt suffocated and tried to get off the plane quickly as it approached landing, reports said Saturday.