Celebrating the spirit and resilience of Detroit’s students, parents and educators.

Making Change and Closing Gaps

By Sarah Anthony, Deputy Director for Partnerships & Advocacy MI College Access Network Below is a blog from an old friend of mine from my Michigan legislature days. She wrote this piece for Edtrust Midwest’s Black History Month series on education. She has always been a dynamic person and proves here that she is a dynamic writer. She eloquently describes…

Afraid To Go To School

I’ve never been so concerned about dropping my daughter off at school as I am today. The biggest concern is that she too has thoughts in the back of her head about what could happen. She wonders what it will be like if a door slams too loud. Should she tell if a student seems weird or off today? If…

No To New Charter Schools But Yes To Prisons? SMH!

    According to the Detroit Free Press, Superintendent Vitti suggested that a piece of land be put on the biddling block to help build new prisons. Meanwhile, Vitti denies families new schools just because they’re public charters. New schools are a threat, but new prisons are the answer to helping DPSCD gain new funds. Wow! Is the war against…

Black Panther…..Superheroes, Educators and Mentors

I could not have said it any better than the way Kenya Bradshaw entitled her blog, “Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes, Both on the Screen and in the Classroom.” Kenya is the Vice President of Community Engagement for TNTP in Memphis, Tennessee. As we reflect during Black History Month and the importance of empowering Black folks…

Adjusting, Overcoming and Soaring. My Daughter’s Tale.

By Tori Love, High School Student and Super Young Lady I spend alot of time working to empower parents in Detroit. My wife and I are proud to share the benefit of being Tori Love’s parents. I’m proud to share her story about the challenges of being a high school student. The story is featured in this week’s Education Trust…

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