Author: Bernita Bradley

Detroit Public Schools, Why This Parent Returned

Allen has a 3.8 GPA and his twin sister Allison has a 4.0. They can explain to you from a scientific perspective why they are not identical twins and why she stands almost a foot taller. At any given moment you can find them discussing forensic science or how to build a computer program system. Yeah, it takes a lot…

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,…

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…

Teach For America Has Some Great Alumni, Why Are You Mad?

Tsk, tsk, tsk. Gary Rubinstein, you sound like the pissed-off big brother who failed at academics and gets mad every time lil’ sis brings home all A’s What’s the shame in being proud that you were a TFA (Teach For America) corps member and how it leads you to help students achieve successful outcomes? Why should we not tell stories…

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