Detroit Media Collaborate to Investigate School Board Candidates

Voters can search database to learn about all 63 candidates

Jake Neher/WDET

There are 63 candidates for the school board of the newly created Detroit Public Schools Community District. That’s fewer than the number who originally filed to run.

Having so many candidates for such an important, historic election was a challenge for local media wanting to educate voters about the candidates. WDET’s Sascha Raiyn reports on a collaboration between Fox 2 Detroit, the Detroit Free Press, Bridge Magazine and WDET working to do just that.

Search the Candidate Database here.

Stories from Collaboration Partners:

WDET: Detroit Media Collaborate to Investigate School Board Candidates 

Fox 2More Than Half of Detroit School Board Candidates Have Money Problems 

Fox 2: 8 of 10 Old Detroit School Board Members Running for New District Have Legal, Financial Issues

Detroit Free Press: School Board Candidates: Many Foreclosures, Bankruptcies, Lawsuits 

Bridge: Will Detroit School Board Candidates Choose to Fight or Unite? 


Search the Candidate Database here.


  • Sascha Raiyn
    Sascha Raiyn is Education Reporter at 101.9 WDET. She is a native Detroiter who grew up listening to news and music programming on Detroit Public Radio.