Month: August 2017

New Concerns in Michigan’s Fourth Take at an ESSA Plan

By Brian Gutman This year, the Michigan Department of Education (MDE), and states across the nation, have put together new education plans describing how the state will implement the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) of 2015. This process has presented a tremendous opportunity for state leaders to set ambitious goals, learn from the educational successes of others, and shape…

How Do You Talk to Your Black Child About Racism in America?

This picture says a lot. If you didn’t know better. You would think this is a color picture from a Klan rally taken in the 1950s or 1960s. No. It was taken at last week’s Charlottesville riots. This is a picture of people fighting for their privilege. So, how do we explain this to our kids? Kids who are easily…

Public vs. Charter: Should Parents Have A Choice?

The charter vs public school conversation is so skewed with myths, like charters take funds from public schools and public schools are condemned for failing children. This vainglorious battle between the two public education sectors has been replayed so many times and it’s getting old. The fact of the matter is that parents don’t care whether their children are in…

From Bullied to Bold and Fabulous: Sheena Harris Talks About Fashion And Self-Esteem

Hello world, I am Sheena Harris! I’m coming to you as a single mom who absolutely loves fashion, for myself and my children. The etiquette in fashion has been thrown out the window. If left up to reality TV and the latest trends pur young ladies will lack class! We have to add a little grace to what the world views…

University Jumps In To Support Marygrove College Students. Why Can’t We Do This For K12 Education in Detroit?

Marygrove College on Detroit’s Westside announced this summer that they are cancelling their undergraduate program in January 2018. I hope you all understand that this is major. Inner city and suburban folks from our community will no longer be able to get an undergraduate degree from an inner city university. Sounds familiar? As of today, Spring Arbor College is stepping…

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