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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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‘Tiny’ bathrooms, big curriculum: New Marygrove early childhood center boosts Detroit neighborhood

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

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Detroit students hustle into class, masked up and temperature checked

The Detroit Public Schools Community District had 50,000 students enrolled on the first day of school, but it may take home visits to get all of them in the classroom.

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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

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Report: Homeless students are undercounted and underserved in Detroit. Schools struggle to find them.

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The Detroit school board votes to require everyone to wear masks while inside buildings 

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Chalkbeat readers say Michigan schools need masks, social distancing, and vaccine mandates to keep students and staff safe from COVID