Category: Educators

Rake It Up! This Father Daughter Duo Is Sure To Have You Dancing

Back to school time should be this fun for every child. His message to his daughter is clear, “You got this and you can do it”. Oh, he doesn’t stop there but makes it his business to uplift all the children he coaches. Check out him and his lil princes as they dance to this back to school jam.  Rake…

Secretary DeVos Returns To Michigan To Chat

Secretary DeVos met with superintendents in Grand Rapids, Michigan last week. It was said that several school leaders from across the state attended but names were not shared with media. “Here are the topics that were discussed, according to the release put out by DeVos’ office: Recruiting, honoring and retaining effective teachers. Giving teachers professional development and skills that aren’t taught in…

EdFuel Focuses On Empowering Education Leaders of Color

By Kristina Campa-Gruca, Director of Partnerships, EdFuel    EdFuel Leaders of Color Peer Learning Community (PLC)   Leaders are the most significant determinants of transformational change in education organizations. In education, these leaders manage schools, networks of schools, and central offices. In Detroit, about 80% of education leaders identify as people of color. To achieve a high quality education for…

Michigan Will Be the Key to See Where DeVos Goes With Approving ESSA Plans Across the Nation

You probably wonder why Detroit School Talk is so concerned about Michigan’s ESSA plan. To be honest, we all should be worried. ESSA is the Every Student Succeeds Act plan that every state in the union had to submit to the U.S. Dept. of Education this year. This plan is supposed to direct how our children receive their education and how…

Detroit 1967, Motown Music and Public Education. Read This Connection.

Reading the title, you might wonder how these three topics connect. After all, the three are very important. Detroit 1967 is one of the hashtags for the new movie “Detroit,” which centers around the infamous events that happened at the Algiers Motel in Detroit in 1967. Which, in turn, set off the Detroit riots that the city is still recovering…

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