Month: July 2017

Beth Hawkins On The NAACP And Charters

Beth Hawkins of T74 gives us an inside look at the NAACP and their strategic efforts to pick away at choice. “Some charter school supporters say they suspect the NAACP has called for districts to be the only authorizers and to oversee all charters because districts often perceive the nontraditional schools as competition and reject large numbers of applicants.” More…

Detroits 1967 Rebellion In The Eyes Of A New Comer

Detroit’s 1967 Rebellion Story is being told everywhere. It’s the pulse of the city right now. Mixed reviews have gone out as some declare they don’t want to relive those painful days. The city has never fully recovered and, although the divide sent people running to other cities for solace, one newcomer has called it home ever since. Anthony King,…

Office Depot Rewards 12 DPSCD Students With A Shopping Spree

12 Students will be shopping for college with $1,000  more than expected. Office Depot has given the DPSCD students the shopping sprees as a way of congratulating them for outstanding academic achievement. “This shopping spree meant that the four years of effort that I put into high school was greatly recognized and appreciated,” said Robin Ryce, a Renaissance High School…

Detroit 1967, Motown Music and Public Education. Read This Connection.

Reading the title, you might wonder how these three topics connect. After all, the three are very important. Detroit 1967 is one of the hashtags for the new movie “Detroit,” which centers around the infamous events that happened at the Algiers Motel in Detroit in 1967. Which, in turn, set off the Detroit riots that the city is still recovering…

Happy Birthday Peter Cunningham!

Ever met a white man with swag? I am sure you have but this one just may be classified as a brother from another mother to kids of color and education. Peter fights daily to change outcomes for kids of all color and to make the playing field level. Well today is his birthday and Detroit School Talks says Happy…