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Stateside: Missing homework lands student in juvenile detention; systemic racism in schools

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Online schooling has been a difficult adjustment for many students. One student in Michigan was sentenced to juvenile detention for missing homework during the coronavirus shutdown.

Today on Stateside, we spoke with the reporter who broke the story about a Michigan 15-year-old who was sentenced to juvenile detention for missing homework during the coronavirus shutdown. Also, a conversation about addressing disparities in education through connecting with families. Plus, how a Detroit nonprofit founded after the 1967 uprisings is pushing for change today.

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Listen to the full show above or find individual segments below.  

How missing homework landed a Michigan teenager in juvenile detention

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Stateside’s conversation with Jodi Cohen

  • Jodi Cohen is a Chicago-based reporter for ProPublica.

Grand Rapids educator talks about addressing school disparities by embracing students’ entire families

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Stateside’s conversation with Tamela Brown

  • Tamela Brown is the Middle School Dean at River City Scholars Charter Academy in Grand Rapids.

How a Detroit nonprofit founded after the 1967 uprisings is using today’s momentum to push for long term change

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Stateside’s conversation with Michael Rafferty

  • Michael Rafferty is the president and CEO of New Detroit, Inc.
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