By the time she’d reached the eighth grade, Shantaya Davis had attended so many schools — at least five — that she couldn’t name them all.
“I don’t even know what grade it was,” she said of one school. Read more…
This story is part of the series Moving Costs: How students changing schools disrupts Detroit classrooms, a joint project from Chalkbeat and Bridge Magazine.
Other stories in the series:
— Detroit makes it easy to switch schools. So parents do. Frequently.
— They don’t even say goodbye: The heartbreak and challenge for teachers in schools where students are on the move
— At a Detroit school, two women become detectives when students stop showing up
— 5 ways to stop students from changing schools — or at least reduce the impact
— Frequent school changes are hurting students. Here’s how Detroit’s educators want to fix the problem.