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

Jul 15, 2020

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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How missing homework landed a Michigan teenager in juvenile detention

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

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

  • 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

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