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My Students, My Voice, My Impact

By Dr. Yolanda Bloodsaw, Principal of Old Redford Academy in Detroit As part of our ongoing efforts to close the equity gap between charter schools and traditional public schools, we invited charter parents, educators and advocates to participate in the 2018 Charters Make a Difference Initiative, giving them a chance to tell their charter success story at the capitol. Meet Dr. Yolanda…

How Am I Making History? I’m Teaching the Students Who Will Be Written About in History Books

By Carrie Mattern Last August at a cookout, my dad pulled me aside and said, “Sis, will you just teach English this year? Can you commit to that?” I chuckled, gave him a sly grin, and said, “Sure, Dad. I’ll try.” I was heading into my fifteenth year as a high school English teacher, but my dad knew ‘the job’…

Parents As Partners

By Monica Lewis, Parent A parent is a child’s first teacher.  It is through a parent’s teaching that children first learn to speak and say “Mama” and “Dada.”  It is through a parent’s teaching that children learn that the word “Stop” means a sudden halt in their tracks because they are doing something displeasing.  Eventually children move beyond infancy and…

Open Your Eyes…..Deidre Bounds Journey

I enjoyed reading Deidre’s story of her journey from dealing with education as a child to her current thoughts of our education system in Michigan. What I really appreciate about it? Is it reminds me of my mother’s journey to raise and educate her two sons in Detroit. Today, the state of Michigan lags behind the rest of the nation…

Wake Up!!

By Crystal Humphries, Dynamic Mother, Teacher and Organizer, Brilliant Detroit Crystal gives a unique perspective on K-12 education and the problems we face today. She speaks thru two different lenses. The lens of a teacher. And the lens of a mother who wants the best for their child. Although, the last day to celebrate Black History was yesterday. It doesn’t…

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