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The 2018 State of Michigan Education Report

By Amber Arellano, Executive Director Edtrust Midwest Like many of you, I’m a native Michigander. I’ve always been proud of what I think are many of our shared Michigan values: a hard work ethic, a passion for the Great Lakes and a shared industrial heritage, and a commitment to taking care of our shared institutions. Our public education system is…

Motherless Child: A Black Boys Trauma

He was seven years old, riding in the backseat of his fathers black Bronco. I drove up alongside him happy that I’d come across them at the light. My nephew pointed a toy gun at me that looked more real than fake and ducked back down below the window. When he noticed me his eyes lit up as he turned…

Guess Which School District is Ranked Dead Last on Test Scores. Again!

It is not surprising that Detroit Public School students scored last nationwide on the NAEP (National Assessment of Educational Progress) test. Until recently, the district has not had consistent or strong leadership. There was not a consistent superintendent or an empowered school to lead the struggling schools. These are the same schools that don’t have enough teachers, but have too…

School Threats Are Getting Out of Control!

It is bad enough that we have too many mass shootings at our schools these days. Now we have to deal with a large number of school threats after every mass shooting. I don’t think our Forefathers saw this coming when they formed our nation.   After the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida, hundreds of bomb/gun threats…

These Dads Are Everything We Need To See In Our Communities

No, it’s not Fathers Day yet, but I thought I’d get a head start on celebrating a few amazing dads in our community. When you think of amazing role models and loving fathers it just warms your heart to know that there are men who are actually doing the work that sometimes goes unnoticed by a larger audience. The part…

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