Detroit Public Schools Community District pauses face-to-face education

District will continue monitoring infections rates

The Detroit Public Schools Community District had a special board meeting Thursday night to discuss coronavirus, community spread and how it might impact education.
The Detroit Public Schools Community District had a special board meeting Thursday night to discuss coronavirus, community spread and how it might impact education.

DETROIT – The Detroit Public Schools Community District had a special board meeting Thursday night to discuss coronavirus, community spread and how it might impact education.

April 16, 2021: Michigan coronavirus cases up to 779,777; Death toll now at 16,771

As the DPSCD pauses in-person education, many Metro Detroit school districts are rethinking their current learning models.

READ: Michigan school districts face difficult decisions surrounding in-person and virtual learning

For many Michigan families, trauma has become a regular part of their lives. That’s why Melissa Redman is thankful Detroit schools have switched to remote-learning. It’s a double-edged sword as her eighth grader, Latrell, doesn’t do great with virtual-education.

With eight weeks left in the 2020-21 school year, the district has paused face-to-face education until at least May. Learning centers will re-open April 26 in an effort to support parents who can’t afford to stay home with their children.

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