What will education in Michigan look like during a second or even a third wave of coronavirus outbreaks?

When Governor Whitmer’s stay-at-home order came down in March, the education landscape changed drastically for students across the state. And yet, no one is still really sure what “school” will look like in the fall. To help find answers, the One Detroit and Education teams talked with superintendents, teachers, parents and students about how the pandemic has impacted not only the big picture of education statewide, but also how teachers work with students, how parents support their kids and other parents, students’ social and emotional learning, and more.

Interviewees included:

  • Mark Greathead – Superintendent, Woodhaven-Brownstown School District
  • Dr. Alesia Flye – Chief Academic Officer, Macomb ISD
  • Dr. Robert Shaner – Superintendent, Rochester Community School District
  • Michael DeVault – Superintendent, Macomb ISD
  • Dr. Nikolai Vitti – Superintendent, Detroit Public Schools Community District
  • Kathleen Alessandro – Executive Director, Great Start – Detroit Wayne
  • Karen Anthony – Oakland Schools, Mental Health Consultant, Early Childhood District and School Services
  • Sirrita Darby – Director, Detroit Heals Detroit
  • Dr. Lanissa Freeman – Special Education Director, Southfield Public Schools
  • Patrick Harris – middle school English and Social Studies teacher, Detroit Achievement Academy
  • Jeanie Wilson – middle school science teacher, Ann Arbor STEAM at Northside