Detroit challenges

“We recognize coming to college is an investment,” said Wayne State University President Kimberly Andrews Espy of efforts to help students afford college.

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.

Detroit school leaders want action to keep pot edibles away from kids

Anyone in Michigan can enroll in Degree Forward, which has hubs in Detroit and Huron County.

The Bookmobile seeks to increase children’s access to physical books and promote the pleasures of reading.

Many Detroit school district students who come from low-income homes rely on school meals.

They talked about mental health, childhood trauma, good teaching, and the importance of self-love.

Detroit and suburban charter schools that enroll large numbers of city students have overall seen a bigger enrollment drop than Detroit district schools.

Detroit Public Schools Community District focused on one-time items that would help students get back in the classroom, and address infrastructure needs.

Results are beginning to climb back above pre-pandemic levels.

“This year’s school aid budget represents a giant step toward righting past wrongs,” said Alice Thompson from the NAACP Detroit branch.

The options vary based on where you live and which school the student attends.

Writers from youth group Local Circles who surveyed their peers share some sobering stories and messages of hope.

Investments are welcome news for a city working to recover from generations of disinvestment.

Duggan administration shelves a planned $6 million investment in child care infrastructure for other priorities

Chalkbeat Detroit and WDET are co-hosting a candidate forum at 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 13

Grant program helps students create safe spaces and activities that keep them connected