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Mixed News for Students in New Michigan Education Budget, Especially for Low-Income Students and Students of Color

By Brian Gutman Michigan’s new budget provides reasons for worry and celebration for students – especially for low-income students and students of color. Equitable access to rigorous instruction is one of the most important levers for raising achievement for low-income students and students of color, research shows.  Yet Michigan opened up an opportunity to stop all of Michigan public schools’…

The Unfinished Work of Brown

By Amber Arellano Sixty-three years ago this week, the United States Supreme Court shocked the nation by publicly stating what so many Americans already knew: that separate is inherently unequal. Through their landmark decision in Brown v. Board of Education, the court formally ended our nation’s practice of enforced segregation in our schools, enshrined in the 1896 doctrine of “separate…

MAPSA Welcomes New Detroit Superintendent. Invites Him to Collaborate with Charter Community

By Dan Quisenberry As President of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), and as a representative of Detroit’s charter public school community we want to welcome Nikolai Vitti, the new superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District. We invite him to collaborate with the charter school community in the city. The leaders and supporters of charter schools…

Michigan’s Charter School Day at the State Capitol

By Buddy Moorehouse In case you missed it, more than 600 charter school supporters from all corners of Michigan came to Lansing on Wednesday, May 3, for Charter Day at the Capitol. The group included charter school parents, students, teachers, administrators and advocates. They came to the Capitol during National Charter Schools Week to send the message that Michigan’s charter…

More Than Just Athletes Can Benefit From Sport Psychology

By Lindsay Huddleston As a sport psychology consultant I spend a lot of my time helping others perform better. While catching up with my friend of many years Brian Love at his daughters AAU tournament in mid-Michigan, we began to talk of our past years of work together in education reform, government relations and being parents. Brian and I shared…