Lori Higgins, Chalkbeat

Lori Higgins


Detroit, MI, United States

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Past articles by Lori:

‘A real daughter of Detroit’: 5-year-old is youngest in Michigan to die from COVID-19

The death of a 5-year-old Detroit girl resonates in a city where the school community has been hit hard by coronavirus. → Read More

Detroit school proposal would pump $25 million into building repairs

The $25 million that would be spent on repairs in the Detroit school district would address immediate needs. → Read More

How GM’s big $1 million donation will improve the reading skills of 500 Detroit students

The Beyond Basics literacy program, which will benefit from a General Motors donation, trains adults to go into schools and tutor students. → Read More

‘What we’re doing is not working.’ Why Detroit students struggle in college

A report from a Michigan nonprofit highlights the struggles Detroit high school graduates face in college, and what can be done to help them. → Read More

A federal grant will allow Michigan to improve access to early childhood programs for families

The federal preschool development grant Michigan received will provide a boost to the state's efforts to improve preschool programs. → Read More

A look at how we plan to cover education in Detroit this school year — and how you can help

Chalkbeat Detroit is seeking your helping as we fine-tune our plans to cover education in Detroit during the school year that just started. → Read More

Detroit district schools could get more flexibility in meting out student discipline

The district has seen substantial drops in student suspensions in the last year, but officials say some changes are needed to the student code of conduct. → Read More

Push to improve Detroit school attendance is starting to pay off

Superintendent Nikolai Vitti told Detroit school board members that the rate of chronic absenteeism was 63% at the end of the school year. → Read More

Detroit buying abandoned Kettering High for $2.6M to lure auto suppliers

The city hopes that FCA's new Jeep plant will draw suppliers looking for space on Detroit's east side. → Read More

DPS has a new idea: Send vans to pick up absent kids in Detroit

The district plans to purchase six 10-passenger vans to be used — likely by attendance agents — to pick up chronically absent students. → Read More

70% of Detroit students are chronically absent. Here's how the school district fights it

The Detroit schools are spending $9 million to put an attendance agent in nearly every one of its 106 schools. → Read More

Detroit schools to close for Muslim holiday Eid al-Fitr for first time

Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan. Detroit schools will close to observe it May 2020. → Read More

Detroit schools superintendent calls for extra pay for some teachers, principals

Detroit schools superintendent calls for extra pay for some teachers, principals → Read More

Detroit schools use African-centered studies to foster academic success

Two schools in Detroit district use programs to put African people, places at center of studies to help kids understand history and culture. → Read More

Detroit teachers deal with growing pains — and victories — of new curriculum

Detroit schools are more than halfway through their first year of using a more demanding English and math curriculum. → Read More

Survey: Michigan educators like their own schools, but urge young people to stay away from their profession

Survey: Michigan educators like their own schools, but urge young people to stay away from their profession → Read More

Saturday class to help Detroit students qualify for free college tuition

Class aims to help more Detroit high school students score high enough on SAT or ACT to qualify for free tuition at 4-year colleges → Read More

Michigan expulsions are down. Here's why we shouldn't celebrate yet

Expulsions are down 12 percent since laws intended to decrease them took effect in 2017, but schools may be finding ways around requirements → Read More

Report: Michigan has biggest school funding decline in nation

Michigan's school funding system is in need of serious repair, researchers say. → Read More

Could Michigan’s new A-F law cost the state federal funding?

It's been controversial from the start. But now there are questions about whether Michigan's new A-F law could cost the state federal funding. → Read More