Lori Higgins

The year begins with big questions about how Detroit will manage its enrollment challenges and protect students from the impact of budget cuts.
“Each student has passion and curiosity inside them and I am so honored whenever I can play a small part in igniting these things,” said Matt Vriesman, who teaches at East Kentwood High School.
Gov. Gretchen Whitmer described the bills signed Wednesday as an effort to help recruit and retain teachers.
State laws designed to ensure the safety of children in schools went into effect in 2006.
Michigan Teacher of the Year Candice Jackson was inspired to enter the teaching profession after she taught basic accounting lessons to children in the community.
Many Michigan schools are trying different methods to recruit and retain teachers, including increasing compensation and providing development opportunities.
Teach for America Detroit has been expanding its model to include retention and development for several years.
The scholarship program was announced during a college decision day event in Battle Creek.
The proposal would provide increased funding for at-risk students and fund free school meals for all public-school students.
The school aid budgets from both chambers would invest more heavily in helping students get back on track academically and mentally.
Providers said Michigan’s economy can’t recover from the pandemic if the state’s system for providing care for children while their parents are at work isn’t healthy.
Parents of children ages 4-7 are urged to monitor their children for symptoms, which include fever, nausea, vomiting, lethargy, and abdominal pain.
Writers from youth group Local Circles who surveyed their peers share some sobering stories and messages of hope.
The Education Trust-Midwest report offers recommendations for improving academic performance in Michigan schools
Illya Tolbert, the art teacher at Bates Academy in Detroit, says he wants the students he teaches to have exposure to various art forms.
Democrats, who will soon control the legislature, could revise or repeal the Read by Grade 3 law
Superintendent outlines plans to spend the billionaire’s gift on tutoring in literacy and math, pending board approval
The discussion about changing names is part of a broader effort to revisit decisions made during the time the district was overseen by state appointed emergency managers.
Eighteen people are running for four seats to oversee the Detroit Public Schools Community District
Grant program helps students create safe spaces and activities that keep them connected
Chronic absenteeism, enrollment losses, facility upgrades, and a school board election are among key issues Chalkbeat Detroit will be prioritizing this school year
Our Chalkbeat Detroit team includes a soccer player, a record collector, a Ms. Pac Man aficionado, a sewing enthusiast, and an election worker
More than 60% of Michigan’s teaching workforce is over the age of 40, and the pipeline of new candidates is running low.
Fewer metro Detroit high school graduates are enrolling in college or training programs, a trend that could affect employers’ ability to fill jobs.
Hamtramck Academy Principal Alvin Ward helms a school that recently was honored for its progress with some groups of students.
Detroit school district students and staff have been required to wear a mask in school buildings since the beginning of the school year.