Future of Detroit Schools: Auditoriums as Classrooms? Daily Covid Tests?

June 06, 2020, 1:53 PM

(Photo: Detroit Publiucv Schools Community District)

A draft of what Detroit public schools might look like in the fall has been obtained by Chalkbeat Detroit.

Here are highlights:

  • Cafeterias and auditoriums used for classrooms.

  • Classes with no more than 20 students.

  • Students screened daily for Covid-19 symptoms.

  • High school students attending school on alternating weeks. They would tune in to class virtually the rest of the time.

  • Schedules  simplified to provide an increased focus on literacy, math, and other core classes.

“This is our best thinking,” Superintendent Nikolai Vitti said. “This isn’t released on the assumption that we’ve gotten everything right. It’s more about putting the idea out there and being comfortable with feedback and pushback."

Read more:  Chalkbeat Detroit

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