Category: Educators

Know A Great DPSCD Teacher? Nominate Them!

Detroit Public Schools has some great teachers and want you to nominate them. The Michigan Department of Education needs your help to identify the next Michigan Teacher of the Year (MTOY). We know there are amazing, dedicated teachers in DPSCD – nominate one today! Nominations will be accepted through October 20. To be eligible, a teacher must: Have a valid…

Teach For America Has Some Great Alumni, Why Are You Mad?

Tsk, tsk, tsk. Gary Rubinstein, you sound like the pissed-off big brother who failed at academics and gets mad every time lil’ sis brings home all A’s What’s the shame in being proud that you were a TFA (Teach For America) corps member and how it leads you to help students achieve successful outcomes? Why should we not tell stories…

Local Teacher Receives Michigan Lottery’s Excellence in Education Award

There is so much negative energy in our world today. I decided to write about something positive this week. I refuse to believe there is not any good in the world. So today I’m celebrating Jessica Moore. She is a teacher with the Van Buren Public School District in Wayne County. The Michigan Lottery System contributes a major amount of…

A Year Later, I’m Still Writing About Race and Education

Last year, some of my first blogs on Detroit School Talk discussed race and education during the presidential election. Now that we are ten months into a new presidential term, things have not improved. It is getting worst. Racism and fear seems to run rampant. In this climate, how can our children grow and learn? How do they receive a…

Detroit Needs Full Time Teachers, Could Subs Be The Answer?

Last year my daughter had a substitute teacher in science class for almost 4 months. The original teacher became ill and the school decided to replace her with the gym teacher. He knew nothing about science. The same teacher became the Spanish sub when that teacher left the school during the third quarter. My daughter shared with me that the…

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