Month: March 2017

Morning Pick-Me-Ups: Students Need Them Too

Let me start with a confession: 40 percent of the time I am fussing at my daughter on the way to school. It may not be all bad fussing! You know, things like, “Did you get your homework?” “Where’s your bow tie?” “Why did you wear that shirt?” “When you get home don’t forget to…” Blah, blah, blah! I really…

First Public Interview For The DPSCD Superintendent Position

Looks like the candidate has had a busy day according to Chalkbeats article. A tour of a few city schools and in just over an hour Nikolai Vitti will interview in front of the public for the DPSCD Superintendent Position. Our hope is that; 1: If he is selected to move forward as superintendent of the DPS Community District he…

We Agree With Tennessee: Don’t use our Kids in Your Experiments:

Check out this video shared about Vouchers, Tennessee is opposed to being a test tool! Far to many times, students are used as poster children for failed attempts at changing educational outcomes. Detroit knows all to well how such changes only set children further behind. Lack of transportation, accountability and adequate funding to educate our children leads them on a…

The Plot Gets Thinner as DPSCD School Superintendent Candidate Backs Out

One week after announcements and we are already one candidate shy in the running for Detroit Superintendent. The detroit school board has assured us that there will not be a 4th nomination: can Alycia take this third spot? One candidate has ties to Detroit the other Dearborn, which is close but a far cry from Detroit Schools. Our families are…

The New School Board’s First Missed Goal Hurts, Interim Alycia Meriweather is not in the running for superintendent

Detroit’s newly elected school board announced last week that it would not be able to select a new school superintendent by its self-imposed deadline. The board’s original plan was to make a selection within 90 days of being sworsn in. Instead, the board has extended Alycia Meriweather’s interim contract until June 30th. Once I heard the delay’s announcement I knew…

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