Category: Parents

Making the move to homeschooling was not a choice that we took lightly

By Kija Gray Making the move to homeschooling was not a choice that we took lightly. Truth be told, neither my husband or I graduated from high school. We had the knowledge and skill to do it, but we got bored with school, fell behind, and could not get back on track. The system failed us. It wasn’t a fit…

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,…

Parent Advocacy, Engagement, Outreach, Yada Yada Yada!

What qualities should and shouldn’t we have when considering ourselves advocates, liaisons, engagement or outreach managers for parents and community? You know, we all have names for it. As a matter of fact, most of the organizations in the city of Detroit have a position listed for someone who connects with community and parents. Seems to be a growing trend.…

Don’t Make Us Choose Sides, Parents Just Want Good Schools Not A War

Take all kids out of charter schools. Close them down and require those students to attend their closest public school, no matter how far the distance, how full the classrooms and how low-performing. Hop on a bus more than 25 minutes to attend the closest highschool near you and sit at the back of the class on the floor. Children…

Model D Highlights Hope Starts Here

Model D highlights the work of Hope Starts Here and how parents have been and continue to be included in the process of developing a new Early Learning sytem in Detroit. “This is an unheard of brainstorm to see what kids need,” Bradley says. “To parents it is monumental. They think, ‘Wow someone is actually listening to me, they are…

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