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State of Opportunity
State of Opportunity is a multi-year reporting and community engagement project focused on how poverty affects children in Michigan. It will shed light on the challenges of growing up or raising kids while struggling to pay the bills and highlight the successes and the resilience of these families and the people who serve them.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 6:00am
Earlier this month, we came across this article in the Washingtonian entitled "Children Are Dying." It blew our minds. Could babies really be dying in neonatal intensive care units across the country because of drug shortages? We decided to check it out for ourselves to see if it was happening in Michigan.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 10:07am
This morning there's a press event at Burton International School in Detroit that's worth a mention.
Wayne State University is planning on investing in the middle schoolers at Burton in what seem like significant ways.
Monday, June 17, 2013 10:55am
Researchers Thomas A. DiPrete and Claudia Buchman write in the Los Angeles Times about another phenomenon for the gap watch files.
According to Buchman and DiPrete, "anti-academic male stereotypes" are keeping young men from college and making it harder for them to graduate.
Friday, June 14, 2013 10:58am
Happy summer! Most school districts around the state are officially dunzo with the school year as of the end of the day today.
It's doubtless many kids have lots to celebrate after closing a successful year. These pages are full of stories from kids and parents who work incredibly hard to get a quality education.
But it's also a sure bet lots of kids are tired out and looking forward to rotting their brains for as long as they can get away with it.
Wednesday, June 12, 2013 10:01am
School is almost out for summer! For some students, that means camp. For others, it means time to get a job. For the three high school sophomores you’re about to meet, it means a break - not just from school, but from riding the bus.