Month: October 2017

How One College Increased Black Graduation Rates by Turning its Football Field into a Vegetable Garden

  I sat there amazed at what I was hearing. The keynote speaker at this year’s Michigan College Access Networks annual meeting kept us in awe. The president of Paul Quin College, Michael Sorrell, told stories of the turnarounds that make his work worth it. Sorrell talked of his initial desire to lead a blue-chip corporation. But while pursuing wealth,…

Communication About Race Is Important in Business. Just Like in Education.

When you speak to some of the nation’s top CEOs of color, they will tell you some interesting stories. It doesn’t matter if it is in the business, education, military or the political world. People who are different from each other tend not to know how to talk to each other. People have a bad habit of talking at each…

MI Voter Support for Greater Accountability

By Brian Gutman Michigan voters strongly support greater accountability for the state’s schools, according to the survey, released on September 28, conducted by Business Leaders for Michigan. However, despite this strong support, in its most recent education plan, the Michigan Department of Education still plans to eliminate public rankings and accountability for schools. To read the complete results, read the following…

Know A Great DPSCD Teacher? Nominate Them!

Detroit Public Schools has some great teachers and want you to nominate them. The Michigan Department of Education needs your help to identify the next Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY). We know there are amazing, dedicated teachers in DPSCD – nominate one today! Nominations will be accepted through October 20. To be eligible, a teacher must: Have a valid…

Gun Education Helps Keep Kids Safe

Every year we hear stories of a child who found a gun while playing. The What does gun safety really mean? Michigan currently has a proposal in Lansing that would take the Concealed Pistol License legislation (CPL) off the law books. This law would eliminate the need to have a license to carry a concealed a weapon. More people will…

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