Month: June 2017

New Detroit school chief brings back a familiar face: Alycia Meriweather

Rochelle Riley shared some great news today about the future of DPSCD. Former Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather  announced as the first Deputy Superintendent for Detroit Public Schools Community District by Dr. Vitti. “I think she could have easily left the district and been a finalist elsewhere,” so it’s exciting that someone who led the district in difficult times — and…

Run to the Fire!! We Must Solve Our Education Problems, Not Just Talk Around It.

Spending this week in Chicago at EdPost’s Bloggers Summit has been great for me. Hearing the thoughts of my colleauges from across the nation has been liberating. What has stuck out for me is our conversations around all the different issues with reforming education. There are advocates against accountability, pension reform and just about anything else that would improve schools…

The Osborn Neighborhood Association is Working With 482 Forward to Empower Detroit Parents

The Parent Mentor Program is a nationally recognized parent engagement model that builds deep and lasting relationships between students, teachers, and parents.   In Osborn, the Program offers parents a small stipend to work in the classroom or elsewhere in the school to support students academically and connect families to resources.  In 2013-2014, there are 3 Parent Mentors at Brenda Scott…

Children, Detroit’s Hottest Commodity!

  If you have a child in the city of Detroit or anywhere for that matter, you have the hottest commodity out there.   Schools need them.   Afterschool programs need them.   Child care Centers need them.    Social service organizations and nonprofits need them.   It’s all about numbers: how many kids can we get enrolled, signed up…