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Lori Higgins is the bureau chief for Chalkbeat Detroit. Previously, she covered K-12 education for nearly two decades as a reporter for the Detroit Free Press, was a reporter and editor at the Green Bay Press Gazette, and a reporter at the Manhattan Mercury. She is a native of Chicago and product of Chicago Public Schools.

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New Detroit program puts support staff on the fast track to become teachers

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Michigan school mask tracker: Find out which districts are requiring masks and which aren’t

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Worried about funding and court battles, some Michigan health departments nix school mask mandates

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The first week in Detroit schools: Optimism about enrollment, but complaints about safety

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Could a COVID vaccine mandate be on the way for Detroit school staff?

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Detroit students hustle into class, masked up and temperature checked

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Michigan will release M-STEP results soon. Here’s what to expect.

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Masks now required for Wayne County’s K-12 schools and day cares