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Black History Facts About Detroit Schools Educating Black Children

Detroit Black History: In 1842, the Detroit Board of Education which establishes Detroit Public Schools is founded. They do not allow Black children to attend any of the schools they establish. This will be the policy for 20 years. When they finally open a school for Black students in 1863, it is a “Colored School,” and it is inferior in…

Low Income Families Suffer In the War Between Detroit Traditional Public And Charter Schools

The war against charter schools leaves unoccupied school building empty, school buildings that low-income families would love to have accessible in their neighborhoods, according to the Wall Street Journal. The article details just how far Detroit Public Schools Community District is willing to go to ensure that charter schools aren’t able to make more room for families. At Delta Prep,…

Detroit Public Schools Unveils New Strategic Plan. Will It Take More Than 3 Years?

The Detroit Public School Community District’s superintendent, Dr. Nikolai Vitti unveiled the district’s 3 year plan last month. It is clear Dr. Vitti is focused on including and empowering parents, servicing students and including the community as partners in Detroit’s education revamp. I had the privilege to be a part of today’s launching of DPSCD’s Parent Academy initiative. It was…

Detroit’s State of the Schools

Detroit School Talk was present at Detroit’s very first parent driven State of the Schools  sponsored by 482Forward. We asked parents, community leaders, teachers and students “What are your thoughts about tonight’s  event?” The responses were mixed, some felt an open and honest conversation was refreshing. Others hoped for more and thought it mimicked the same old battle of Charter Vs. Traditional…

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