Month: January 2018

Three School Shootings In Two Days

Detroit School Talk would like to say that our hearts go out to the victims and families of yesterday’s school shootings. My daughter informed me of one shooting and we awake to find that there were actually three even mor disheartened to know that this makes 49 occurrences since the school year began. We should all have a conversation about…

Take A Look Into One Of Detroits Dilapidated School Buildings

Kettering High School still displays the infamous big bold blue K that can be seen as you pass by Vandyke and I 94. The school that once offered every type of post-secondary prep classes now sits empty in a community impacted by poverty. Buildings like these sit all over Detroit while children are bussed to other cities and denied quality…

We Need a Place to Start Teaching Kids About Sexual Content. And School Can Be It.

Maureen Kelleher Senior Writer & Editor, Education Post I will tell you that when I read about Aziz Ansari’s “date” gone wrong, my first thought was, “This woman needs to learn how to say a clear, verbal no and leave the situation.” I REMEMBERED WHEN I DIDN’T KNOW HOW TO SAY NO, EITHER.And then I remembered when I didn’t know how to…

Edtrust Midwest Shares Thoughts on MLK Day and MI Revenue Estimates

  By Brian Gutman, Edtrust Midwest Revenue Estimates Show Need for Targeted Investments Officials from the State Treasurer’s office and the House and Senate fiscal agencies came together last week to update projections of state revenue. These numbers will be used to set spending levels for the state budget, which will be announced next month. The good news is that the…

Better Choices…….For K12 Education

By Peter Cunningham, Executive Director Education Post From all corners, comes the push for educational justice: “One Voice warrior” Ashe Jones, parent ShaRhonda Knott-Dawson, personalized learning pioneer Phyllis Lockett, Seattle parent Matt Halvorson, businessman Jeff Bezos, Memphis education advocate Mendell Grinter, and a gathering of Delaware parents. The fight continues in the courts of Michigan and Minnesota. Latino parents are pressuring the new governor of New Jersey. The New York Times is…

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