Month: December 2016

Race Matters: How America’s School’s Wrestled With Segregation in 2016

By Brian L. Love Chalkbeat writes a great piece on the importance of diversity. It was an important issue during the civil rights movement 60 years ago and it is just as important today. What do you think of diversity and the schools your children attend these days.  Read this excerpt from Chalkbeat’s, “Race Matters: How America’s Schools Wrestled With…

First They Came…

By Jamila Martin First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out–Because I was not a Socialist. Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out–Because I was not a Trade Unionist. Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out–Because I was not a Jew. Then they came for me—and there was…

Message to Our New School Board

By Arlyssa Heard I am sure the elections of 2016 will be remembered as one of the most historic elections in our history.  This election cycle was about more than just popular names on the ballot, but some might argue, that it was about freedom, ideology, opportunity, and natural life.   Not only were there historic decisions being made on a…

The Faces of the D. Meet the Warriors Who Fight For Our Kids

By Bernita Bradley Who are the faces behind successful parenting and community leadership? And what are some our our stories?  Often times, we’re looked at as if we have this all together. Our lives must be going perfect, after all we are in the community finding support for families, teachers, nonprofits and most importantly, improving educational outcomes for the youth.…

Foundation Holds Teacher Listening Sessions

By Punita Thurman Over the past few years, there has been a lot change and evolution in the Detroit education landscape. In 2016 alone, we saw the launch of a debt-free Detroit Public Schools Community District and election of a new school board, and accountability measures put in place to better ensure every child is receiving a quality education. There is…