Category: School Closures

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’s State Of The Schools: The Community Responds

We Asked And They Responded. What Did You Here And How Did It Impact You?

CoHosts Responded 

Community Leaders Responded

Advocates Responded

School Leaders Responded

Youth Leaders Responded

Researchers Responded


The Detroit State Of The Schools Address Can Be Viewed In Full at Chalkbeat Detroit

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This Dad Took A Trip To Lansing On A School Bus, Here’s Why

On Tuesday, October 17 2017, I had the opportunity to join members of 482Foward on a bus trip to Lansing to lobby for our educational system. Along with other parents, teachers, and former principals I had the chance to express concerns directly to certain representatives about the personal impact of school closures. I’m thankful to have found such an organized and…

Burning Education at Cooley High School: Accident or Not?

Was the burning of Detroit’s Legendary Cooley High School criminal arson or was it an accident? Abandoned school buildings are everywhere in our city, making it easy for thieves to create more blight in our communities. Offers were made to turn the building into a much-needed community center but the proposal was denied. The decision to close Cooley High School…

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