Month: June 2017

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…

Now Enrolling! Parents Are Asking: Which Schools Have Seats Available?

  Schools let out for summer vacation in a week. While many parents are planning for family fun trips and summer camps for the kids, there are hundreds who still need to know which schools have seats available for the 2017-2018 school year?   In an attempt to make what seems to be a scavenger hunt a little less mysterious, I…

Mixed News for Students in New Michigan Education Budget, Especially for Low-Income Students and Students of Color

By Brian Gutman Michigan’s new budget provides reasons for worry and celebration for students – especially for low-income students and students of color. Equitable access to rigorous instruction is one of the most important levers for raising achievement for low-income students and students of color, research shows.  Yet Michigan opened up an opportunity to stop all of Michigan public schools’…

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