Month: April 2017

Dan Gilbert Agrees: We Need a Revival of Our Public Schools

I think this is the first time in decades that just about everyone in Detroit is on the same page about education. And so, Detroit School Board, will you listen to the people or not? We have made plea after plea to you to give Alycia Meriweather an opportunity to stay the course. And now Dan Gilbert, Detroit’s billion-dollar investor,…

Update on MI Education Transparency and Annual Assessments from Edtrust Midwest

By Brian Gutman MDE Chooses Expediency Over Transparency In late March, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE) sent a revised state education plan to Governor Rick Snyder for his review and signature. Once signed, the plan will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education and will direct state education efforts in key areas for the foreseeable future. Unlike other…

While the newly elected Detroit School Board has completed interviews of both candidates for Superintendent, many of us still want to know, why not Alycia Meriweather?

We the people elected this new board. We the people listened to their promises to give the citizens and most importantly the families and staff of Detroit Public School Community District what they want. Well, we the people have spoken. We want to give Alycia Meriweather the chance to prove she can do the job. She has already proven her…

The Skillman Foundation Celebrates MI Educators

By Chanel Hampton The Skillman Foundation has done a great job of reaching out to Detroit area teachers and telling their stories. They have spent the last couple of months collecting and telling the stories of some of the hardest working educators in our community. One important story is Chanel Hampton. — Lola Mae and Joe Harris, my grandma and…

Detroit School For Digital Technology…..Can We Prepare Our Kids For the Next Century?

By Terrence M. Hicks, M.A. Terrence is a professional advocate. And his main client is the students of the city of Detroit. Please read Terrence’s thoughts and position on improving technical skills for our children in a very competitive world. Our kids are literally competing against kids from across the globe. Terrance shares the following with you….. As has been…

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