Author: Brian Love

Run to the Fire!! We Must Solve Our Education Problems, Not Just Talk Around It.

Spending this week in Chicago at EdPost’s Bloggers Summit has been great for me. Hearing the thoughts of my colleauges from across the nation has been liberating. What has stuck out for me is our conversations around all the different issues with reforming education. There are advocates against accountability, pension reform and just about anything else that would improve schools…

The Osborn Neighborhood Association is Working With 482 Forward to Empower Detroit Parents

The Parent Mentor Program is a nationally recognized parent engagement model that builds deep and lasting relationships between students, teachers, and parents.   In Osborn, the Program offers parents a small stipend to work in the classroom or elsewhere in the school to support students academically and connect families to resources.  In 2013-2014, there are 3 Parent Mentors at Brenda Scott…

Taylor Academy Leaves Parents, Students and Educators in the Dark

My friend and colleague, Bernita Bradley blogged about a major concern this week. She spoke about the unexpected closing of Taylor Academy in Southfield, Michigan this week. She did a very good job describing the pain and the shock of the parents, kids and educators who had no idea this was coming. This was totally disrespectful and sad for families…

A Simple Conversation About a Difficult Issue: Race.

Anyone who talks to me about education understands that at some point its effects on education will be part of the conversation. Below, State Senator David Knezek discusses race and the importance of having honest conversations about the subject to create communication between everyone. No matter the race involved. I believe these are the honest conversations we should be having…