All DPSCD summer school students to be tested by Monday
DETROIT The deadline for all students enrolled in summer school in the Detroit Public Schools Community District to get tested for coronavirus was Sunday. Summer school stopped last week after a protest group went to federal court to shut down in-person classes. He -- and many parents -- want summer school back up and running. Thats our responsibility as a school district to meet parents and students where they are educationally.More than 600 students are taking voluntary classes. The district said 341 students have been tested through the Detroit Health Department and two students -- from different schools -- tested positive.
19 arrested during Detroit summer school protest today
DETROIT Police arrested 19 people Thursday morning during a protest of Detroit summer school classes being held during the coronavirus pandemic. pic.twitter.com/ml4Lmc7NyO Chuck Jackson (@NewsDeskChuck) July 23, 2020Happening now - #Detroit police have moved in to start arresting the protestors that are blocking DPSCD summer school buses from picking up kids. Related: Detroits in-person summer school classes can continue with virus testingThat means testing all 630 students in a tight time frame. The suit was seeking to sop summer school and first went before the judge on Friday. More: Inside Detroit summer school classrooms during pandemicMore: Share your thoughts, concerns about return to in-person learning
Questions surround funding as Michigan school districts go to remote-learning
DETROIT The path to get Michigan children back to school either in-person or remotely continues to become more complicated. Ann Arbor Public Schools have become the latest to announce it plans to do remote learning. RELATED: Heres what Michigan school districts have planned for the fall amid the pandemicGov. Gretchen Whitmers Return to Learn Task Force focused on face-to-face learning, but how will the schools pay for it? More: Inside Detroit summer school classrooms during pandemicMore: Share your thoughts, concerns about return to in-person learning
Judge orders new safety rules for DPSCD summer school
DETROIT As new cases of COVID-19 remain high, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) are going to follow strict new guidelines from a federal judge to keep in-person summer school going. Related: Detroits in-person summer school classes can continue with virus testingProtesters are allowed to continue, but they must stop impeding the buses that pick up students. Parents and teachers with the activist group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) were back protesting the start of summer school Thursday. One of the teacher protest organizers said that despite all the safety procedures, they will continue to protest in-person learning until there is a cure for COVID-19. More: Inside Detroit summer school classrooms during pandemicMore: Share your thoughts, concerns about return to in-person learning
Judge: Detroits in-person summer classes can continue with virus testing
DETROIT A judge has ruled the in-person summer classes can continue in the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD). Summer school in the DPSCD began last week. A lawsuit was filed by parents, teachers, students and By Any Means Necessary (BAMN) against the district. It was seeking to sop summer school and first went before the judge on Friday. Meanwhile, protests over in-person summer school in Detroit have continued for a second week.
Protests over Detroit in-person summer school continue for 2nd week
DETROIT Protests over in-person summer school in Detroit have continued for a second week. Nearly a dozen protesters were arrested last week for blocking school buses from picking up children for summer school classes. In-person summer school is being offered at 25 Detroit Public Schools Community District facilities. After the arrests, school buses were able to leave the bus garage to go pick up kids for summer school. Read more: Fight over in-person summer school in Detroit heads to court
Oakland County judge denies release of 15-year-old in juvenile detention for not completing online school work
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. A 15-year-old who was sent to juvenile detention for violating her probation by not completing online schoolwork will remain at Childrens Village for at least the weekend. The case has drawn national attention and protesters are calling it racial discrimination. The controversy centers around Grace, a Wylie E. Groves High School student who got caught up in the juvenile justice system. READ: Free Grace -- Oakland County judge sends teen to juvenile detention over school workOn Friday night, Oakland County Judge Mary Ellen Brennan denied the girls immediate release and scheduled a hearing for Monday at 10 a.m.We remain hopeful that Judge Brennan reconsiders her earlier decision, and releases Grace back into the care of her mother, said Jon C. Biernat, the attorney for Grace.The teen has been held in juvenile detention since May for not completing her online school work, according to the group Justice for Grace. This situation is an emotional challenge, but is also a window into the brokenness that demands and deserves attention and repair as to prevent other children and families from being negatively impacted by a system that is supposed to offer protection and support.
Fight over in-person summer school in Detroit heads to court
DETROIT After days of protests that ended in arrests on Thursday, the fight over in-person summer classes in Detroit is headed to court. A decision Friday, if its made, could stop summer school in Detroit amid the coronavirus pandemic. Summer school in the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) began Monday. It seeks to sop summer school. Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said the district is following all CDC guidelines and stresses summer school is completely voluntary.
Detroit police arrest protesters blocking buses from picking up kids for summer school
DETROIT Police have arrested protesters who were blocking buses from picking up children for summer school classes on Thursday in Detroit. This time protesters were blocking buses at a yard in the 12600 block of Westwood Street near Evergreen Road and I-96 on the citys west side. After the arrests, school buses were able to leave the bus garage to go pick up kids for summer school. In-person summer school is being offered at 25 facilities. More: First day of in-person summer school in Detroit interrupted by protesters concerned about virus
Free Grace -- Oakland County judge sends teen to juvenile detention over school work
BEVERLY HILLS, Mich. A teenage girl was sent back to juvenile detention for not completing her homework and protesters are calling it racial discrimination. The controversy centers around a Wylie E. Groves High School student who got caught up in the juvenile justice system. A judge decided the teen, named Grace, violated her probation by not completing online schoolwork and sent her to juvenile detention. I know if Grace was a 15-year-old White girl she would not be sitting in juvenile detention right now, said Sheri Crawley. Then she broke down when she heard Oakland County Family Court presiding judge Mary Ellen Brennan sent Grace to juvenile detention for violating her probation by not finishing her online school work.
Police arrest 11 in protest blocking school buses in Detroit
DETROIT Nearly a dozen protesters were arrested for blocking school buses from picking up children for summer school classes on Thursday in Detroit. Protesters were blocking buses at a yard in the 12600 block of Westwood Street near Evergreen Road and I-96 on the citys west side. All this following an attempt to block driver from busing children to school in the midst of the pandemic. In-person summer school is being offered at 25 facilities. After the arrests, school buses were able to leave the bus garage to go pick up kids for summer school.
Protesters block Detroit schools bus garage for 2nd day of in-person summer classes
Published: July 14, 2020, 6:50 am Updated: July 14, 2020, 7:04 amDETROIT – Protesters are blocking a Detroit Public Schools Community District bus garage for a second day in a row. Dozens of people are protesting in-person summer school being offered in the district. They feel it is unsafe amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The protesters are at Greenfield Road near Joy Road on Detroit’s west side. On Monday, 20 percent of students missed their bus due to the protests.
Protesters block DPSCD bus yard on first morning of in-person summer school
Dozens of protesters are blocking a Detroit Public Schools Community District bus yard on the first morning of in-person summer schoolThe protesters are holding up signs expressing their concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic at the yard on Greenfield near Joy Road on Detroits west side. DPS Superintendent Nikoli Vitti told CNN that the school system has seen a desperate need for in-person learning. The online learning wasnt ideal and our children have fallen farther behind, Vitti told CNN. The district says in-person learning will require daily self-assessments for COVID-19 symptoms and temperature checks for both staff and students. Some teachers have legitimate health issues and should have the option to teach online for their well being, Vitti told CNN.
Parents could be biggest issue for Metro Detroit schools making COVID-19 safety changes
DETROIT Summer school is offering lessons about what education in Metro Detroit might look like with coronavirus (COVID-19) safety measures in place this fall. Much of the concern about returning to in-person classes has centered around children being unpredictable, but so far, schools are finding the real wildcard can often be parents. Schools in Metro Detroit plan to have some version of in-person learning this fall, using the current summer school model as a dress rehearsal. But some parents cause students to become holes in the chain link fence of safety precautions that school districts are trying to build for in-person learning. You can watch Paula Tutmans full story in the video posted above.
Michigan education: The plan for summer school, returning in the fall
DETROIT Some students in Michigan will be attending summer school this year and the plan to mitigate the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) will look different for each district. READ: New research: Children much less likely to get coronavirus (COVID-19), experience symptomsIn Novi, the plan is to have two 10 day sessions that start on July 6th. In Detroit, there will be both virtual and face-to-face summer school lessons starting on July 13. Gretchen Whitmer to outline next steps for schools to reopen this fallMeanwhile, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced on Wednesday that the state is going to release a roadmap to get students back in the classroom by the fall.