Sarah Alvarez http://michiganradio.org en Your plans for next week? Listen to our series on education in Detroit http://michiganradio.org/post/your-plans-next-week-listen-our-series-education-detroit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Next week, Sarah Alvarez from our </span><a href="http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><em style="line-height: 1.5;">State of Opportunity</em></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> team will explore the long shadow of a </span>busing<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and integration case 40 years ago, and the way the outcome fundamentally altered the notion of a neighborhood school for students in Detroit and many communities throughout the metro area.</span></p><p></p><p><a href="http://stateofopportunity.michiganradio.org/post/great-detroit-draft-70" style="line-height: 1.5;">Check out this post by Kimberly Springer</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that shows how some Detroit parents were notified that their kids were going to be bused to another school.</span></p><p>The series “Abandoning the neighborhood school” will focus on these topics:</p><p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:51:09 +0000 Mark Brush 15192 at http://michiganradio.org Your plans for next week? Listen to our series on education in Detroit Midwesterners are on the move, but where are they going? http://michiganradio.org/post/midwesterners-are-move-where-are-they-going <p>Fewer Americans are making long distance moves than at any point since the census started tracking the data in the 1940s.&nbsp;Overall, American geographic mobility is declining--except in the Midwest.</p><p>From 2007-2009, over 900,000 people left the region.&nbsp;<a href="http://www.changinggears.info/2012/02/10/infographic-midwest-migration/" target="_blank">A lot of them went to Texas</a>.&nbsp;</p><p>Michigan Radio&#39;s Public Insight Journalist, Sarah Alvarez, has been collecting stories from some of the people who left. Alvarez spoke with Jennifer White, host of Michigan Radio&#39;s All Things Considered, about what&#39;s driving regional out-migration, and about how Midwestern exiles feel about making the Big Move.</p><p>Through the Public Insight Network, a database of sources, Alvarez heard from about 200 former Midwesterners living all over the country--and the world.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>&quot;We wanted to see if these people&#39;s stories matched up with conventional wisdom and statistics about why people left the region,&quot; says Alvarez.</p><p> Fri, 17 Feb 2012 22:45:42 +0000 6267 at http://michiganradio.org Midwesterners are on the move, but where are they going?