WSU College of Education's Detroit Education Research Partnership and community partners findings on "Summer School programs attempt to correct COVID learning curve" in the Michigan Chronicle
Michigan Chronicle, 7/1
Summer School programs attempt to correct COVID learning curve
By Roz Edward
The pandemic brought into focus the understated problems of a ‘separate but equal’ learning environment that endures between Black and White school systems. Detroit has the highest rate of chronic absence of any large city in the U.S. according to findings of a collaboration between Wayne State University’s College of Education and a constellation of community partners interested in improving Detroit schools, called the Detroit Education Research Partnership. Prior to the COVID pandemic, the probability that a student will miss school was highest in summer (June), with exceptionally high rates of absence in the last two weeks of school. Nearly 4,000 DPSCD students (about 7 percent) reached the threshold for chronic absence in the last two weeks of the school year.