Just 1 in 10 choice students from Detroit attend high-performing schools.
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Long distances often preclude families in the Motor City from sending their kids to the best schools in the area, new research shows.
Parents who felt their child’s school supported them during the transition to remote learning reported less anxiety and depression, according to a recent survey.
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Schools can impact the mental health and well-being of not just students but their parents, too.
Some nurses who live in Windsor, Ont. work at hospitals in Detroit, just across the Ambassador Bridge.
Nurses on both sides of the border report that they aren’t getting the support they need to feel safe on the job and maintain their own health and well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Supreme Court has long avoided weighing in on this question.
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A federal court with jurisdiction over Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee found that the state governments have a legal obligation to ensure that children can learn how to read.
The College of New Rochelle closed in 2019.
It helps when school leaders are open about their financial struggles before it’s too late to forge a good plan.
The math behind the movement.
A new project for Detroit middle and high schoolers combines athletics and mathematical concepts.
GM autoworkers went on strike on Sept. 15.
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The odds are stacked against the striking workers at General Motors. A sociologist who’s studied the decline of the US auto industry explains why.
Breaking down the numbers on animal neglect.
Examining 302 police reports in Detroit, a new study shows that animal cruelty is tightly connected to human relationships.
City decline is neither a fatality nor an urban nightmare. It can even be the background to a resilience strategy.
Laurie Nickel and her daughter Stephanie hold a protest sign during a union meeting after General Motors announced it would be closing its plant in Oshawa, Ont., that employs 2,500 people.
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General Motors has announced it’s closing plants in Canada and the U.S. Many of the towns have built cars for decades or longer. A plant closing shatters people’s sense of belonging and identity.
In recent years, Detroit has demolished thousands of abandoned homes annually.
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By the time a building is abandoned and falls into disrepair, its community is already suffering. Michigan scholars suggest it’s time to plan for structures’ end of life before they even go up.
A Detroit police officer makes an arrest during the riots of 1967.
Detroit is Burning.
In 1967 race riots nearly tore Detroit apart. The next year, the Kerner Commission, appointed by president Lyndon Johnson, placed the blame on the way the police and had handled the response.
Once lauded for their vision and promise, Silicon Valley giants have made life so hard for locals that residents regularly protest the companies, including their amenities like charter buses to save workers from the region’s terrible traffic.
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Big technology firms are becoming known for mistreating workers, customers and society as a whole. Is an economic powerhouse about to collapse like Detroit did years go?
The city of Dortmund is seeking citizens’ input on plans for this 44-hectare brownfield site of Hoesch Spundwand und Profil in Dortmund.
Pop-up parks and tiny houses are just a few of the innovative solutions that can help post-industrial cities across Europe and North America adapt to the future.
People gather around a truck to get food on Detroit’s east side in July 1967. The food was brought to the riot-stricken area by the Crisis Council, one of the many organizations aiding residents.
Women have long been the targets of police violence as well as men.
A National Guardsman stands at a Detroit intersection during the summer riots of 1967.
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Fifty years ago, Jeffrey Horner watched news broadcasts of the riots that erupted just miles from his home. But he was worlds apart from the racial tensions that had been festering for decades.
Empty field north of downtown Detroit, photographed nine months before the city declared bankruptcy in 2013.
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Less than four years after Detroit filed for bankruptcy, boosters say a revival is underway in the Motor City. But two scholars say new growth has not spread yet to neighborhoods that need it.
A detail from the north wall of Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry.
Diego Rivera, 1932. Detroit Institute of Arts
A new exhibit at the Detroit Institute of Arts highlights a controversial mural commissioned during a period fraught with social unrest.
Former US Poet Laureate Philip Levine (1928-2015) was down to earth and humble. But he spared no rage towards those he deemed selfish and narcissistic.
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Kate Daniels, the director of Vanderbilt’s creative writing program, recalls the life and work of her mentor, a man “devoted…to creating gritty and empathetic portraits of American blue collar workers.”
Graham Beal led the Detroit Institute of Arts through the city’s financial crisis.
Graham Beal, the Director of the Detroit Institute of Arts, recently announced that he will be retiring after fifteen years at the helm. Two of his achievements particularly stand out. The first is his…