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Former Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings on the GOP and Pandemic Schooling

The Ann Arbor native sees "no risk-free way" to get kids back to school

How Metro Detroit Teachers Are Handling Returning To School During the Pandemic

For both veteran and rookie teachers, COVID-19 means a fall fraught with difficult decisions
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GM’s New YouTube Summer School Series Aims to STEM Boredom

Electric car charging, electric car motors, and autonomous vehicle sensors are some of the topics the series explores
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Social Tykes to Be a Hub for Overextended Parents and Their Little Ones

The play space is expected to open in Corktown this summer
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Specs Howard Marks 50 years of Launching Broadcast Careers

At 93, the disc jokey-turned mentor is as sharp and charismatic as ever and still goes to his namesake institution weekly
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Local School Districts Supporting Students in Need of Meals Amid Closures

Curbside pick-ups, drive-through services, and deliveries are made available for students and parents amid the COVID-19 crisis
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A Charlotte Mason School Finds Its Permanent Home in Detroit

The private academy is settling down after 17 years

Chicago’s New Mayor Is a U of M Graduate

Lori Lightfoot earned her degree from the university in 1984

Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit Makes the Case for Sending Your Child to a...

A look into the unique summer experience that Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit creates for children

Introducing U-M’s Nobel Prize-Winning Professor, Gerard Mourou

The 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics — which was divided by two — was an ode to lasers. One half of the honor was...

The New Age Take on Debate Club

In Plato’s dialogue Meno, the philosopher Socrates asks, “Is virtue the same in child and slave?” He presses the work’s namesake, Thessalian political figure...
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Detroit Poet Natasha T. Miller Defines the Phrase “What Up Doe”

 *What Up Doe, Whadupdoe, Waddupdoe: It’s a greeting, a phrase, a word with multiple spellings, yet one meaning — home. In June 2016, I was...

Upward Bound

Just last year, pedestrians could peer into the glass windows of Andiamo Trattoria and find smiling faces of diners swirling pasta noodles.

Blog: Meeting Ruby Bridges

In the third grade, I can remember watching the film Ruby Bridges, written by Toni Ann Johnson, based on the true story of the first black student to attend integrated schools in New Orleans in 1960.

From WSU’s Football Field, the First Lady Tackles Mentoring

An upbeat Michelle Obama stops in Detroit to stress the importance of leadership and education.