Month: June 2017

Four Points Detroit Superintendent Vitti Should Focus on to Improve Detroit Schools

As Detroit Public Schools Community District Superintendent Dr. Nikolai Vitti unveils his plan to reinvigorate the school district, Detroit School Talk would like to see him focus on these five points: 1) Strong executive leadership 2) Parent empowerment 3) Telling the district’s story 4) Coordination with Detroit charter schools. First, it will be good to see if Dr. Vitti continues…

The Skillman Foundation Discusses Changing in Place. What is Next Detroit?

Bob Tobin, senior consultant at the Williams Group recently interviewed The Skillman Foundation’s Marie Colombo, director of strategic evaluation and learning. She took this opportunity to layout Skillman’s work on the Good Neighborhoods Initiative in Detroit. It is an honest look at the entire effort to improve conditions in Detroit’s neighborhoods, while making sure those that live in those neighborhoods…

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…