Category: Parents

The Osborn Neighborhood Association is Working With 482 Forward to Empower Detroit Parents

The Parent Mentor Program is a nationally recognized parent engagement model that builds deep and lasting relationships between students, teachers, and parents.   In Osborn, the Program offers parents a small stipend to work in the classroom or elsewhere in the school to support students academically and connect families to resources.  In 2013-2014, there are 3 Parent Mentors at Brenda Scott…

A Simple Conversation About a Difficult Issue: Race.

Anyone who talks to me about education understands that at some point its effects on education will be part of the conversation. Below, State Senator David Knezek discusses race and the importance of having honest conversations about the subject to create communication between everyone. No matter the race involved. I believe these are the honest conversations we should be having…

Michigan’s Charter School Day at the State Capitol

By Buddy Moorehouse In case you missed it, more than 600 charter school supporters from all corners of Michigan came to Lansing on Wednesday, May 3, for Charter Day at the Capitol. The group included charter school parents, students, teachers, administrators and advocates. They came to the Capitol during National Charter Schools Week to send the message that Michigan’s charter…

House of Grads! Congratulations to Latonya Peterson

Latonya Peterson has a whole lot of celebrating to do. This super hero parent is often found advocating for and encouraging families in the city to be a better version of themselves. Latonya and her lovely family has three graduations to celebrate this spring. An 8th grade, 12th grade and her very own graduation. Her children are proud of her…