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Something To Look 482Forward To In Education In The D

This is Ke’li from 482 Forward.  How are you? Now that the school year is back in full swing, we wanted to update everyone who has been active in 482. First and foremost, I’m emailing to say thank you for being involved.  I know you remember two years ago when DPS was spending $1200 per student on the debt and we…

What I Think of the New CRPE Report. Tell Us What You Think?

“The goal in Michigan is to make sure that every child is receiving a quality education in a quality school, and by and large, the CRPE report helps provide a roadmap for how we can get there,” Quisenberry said. “In that regard, we feel it’s an important document that every policymaker in Michigan should study. Many of their recommendations have…

Skillman Celebrates Their Community Program Officers As They Implement the Organization’s Next Steps in Detroit

By Natalie Fotias Three Skillman Foundation team members have recently been appointed to the role of associate program officer: Ashley Aidenbaum, Matt Hoerauf, and Siobhan O’Laoire. Each of these talented folks brings a different set of skills and experience to their new role, contributing to the Foundation’s grantmaking and changemaking efforts.  The trio explains what led them to the Foundation, and what they’ve…

Gentrifying Detroit And Building Invisible Walls

When Black people began to migrate to Detroit in large numbers during the Great Migration, white Detroiters used racial restrictive covenants and other forms of housing discrimination to keep Black people out of certain neighborhoods. There were “sundown areas” in Detroit, that Black people had to stay out of before sundown. Cass Corridor was a notorious sundown area. The same…

School Closure, Good For Kids?

Dan Quisenberry, President, Michigan Association of Public School Academies School closure can be a contentious topic to consider. Closing a school means displacing families and students as well as teachers and staff. However, a new report on the effect of school closings from Stanford University’s widely respected CREDO Institute concludes that students excel when they move from a low-performing school…

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