Howard University Students Spend Their Spring Break Helping Detroiters

Students from the University of Michigan often spend their spring break in Detroit -- helping to clean up neighborhoods or...

The State Board of Education Chooses Brian Whiston as the Next State School Superintendent

Photo Courtesy of Dearborn Public Schools The State Board of Education has selected Dearborn Schools Superintendent Brian Whiston as the new state school Superintendent. During...

State Ed Board Blasts Governor For Taking Watchdog Role Over Schools

   Members of the State Board of Education are accusing Governor Snyder of violating Michigan’s constitution by using an executive...

Search for the Next State Superintendent: Vickie Markavitch

Photo Courtesy of the Oakland School District The State Board of Education is interviewing the final three candidates today to...

Search for the Next State Superintendent: Brian Whiston

  The State Board of Education is interviewing the final three candidates tomorrow to become the next state school Superintendent. Current Superintendent...

What is Poverty, and Where Does Metro Detroit Stack Up? [Infographic]

Poverty is defined by Merriam Webster as “the state of being poor,” or “a lack of something.” These definitions are...

Where is Poverty in Metro Detroit? [Map]

You may see it everywhere, or you may never see it at all, depending on where you live. As the...

How Poor are Detroit, Metro Area? Here’s What the Data Show [INTERVIEW]

Detroit has the most people living in poverty, as defined by the federal poverty threshold, among the nation’s 20 biggest...

Poverty Tells ‘Heartbreaking’ Stories About Families

Delphia Simmons meets a lot of people in financial distress. In her job at the Coalition on Temporary Shelter (COTS)....

Search for the Next State Superintendent: Scott Menzel

The State Board of Education is interviewing the final three candidates on Wednesday to become the next state school Superintendent. Current Superintendent Mike Flanagan will...

Michigan Department of Education Narrows Field for State School Superintendent

  Mike Flanagan   The State Board of Education has named three finalists for the state Superintendent position. In a...

Mexican Folk Dancing Makes a Comeback

Folkloric dance has been has long been a part of maintaining Mexican culture in Southwest Detroit. A few years ago...