Robyn Vincent

Robyn Vincent

Robyn Vincent covers Detroit schools, educational equity and systems of power for Chalkbeat Detroit. She has worked as a reporter, producer, and editor for NPR stations in the Mountain West. Robyn also built and launched a newsroom at a public radio station in Wyoming, and was editor-in-chief of an alternative weekly newspaper there. She led that paper to win its first national award for a series she directed tracing one reporter’s experience living and working with Syrian refugees. Robyn is the proud daughter of an immigrant and her award-winning audio work has captured the tensions that people of color grapple with living in the Mountain West. Her investigation into the unchecked power of Colorado sheriffs won her a fellowship through Investigative Reporters and Editors. She is a graduate of Wayne State University, a lover of Detroit techno, and has juggled a number of jobs to stay afloat while nurturing her journalism career, from airline baggage handler to personal shopper.

Alicia Alvarez helps students at Western International High School in southwest Detroit to envision, and obtain, a path to higher education. But there’s no shortage of obstacles standing in the way.

Union leaders say the new contract sets Detroit apart from other districts, with terms that will attract new teachers and retain existing ones.

Through history, art, culture, and conversation, students get the support that queer youth before them didn't have.

The teachers union leader said the tentative agreement with the district is full of “big wins.”

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti says it is now a matter of agreeing on “the details, not the big issues.”

Los estudiantes que pasaron su primer año de estudios a distancia se gradúan esta primavera. Esto es lo que un estudiante de Detroit aprendió sobre la pandemia.

Just months before the fall college semester, students in Detroit who need financial aid are stuck in limbo.

Unintentional marijuana use is spiking among young children, while the district is dealing with hundreds of incidents involving weed and vape pens.