Category: School Safety

BEST FIT SCHOOLS: DETROIT’S MURKY WATERS

So, this year my youngest daughter, Imani, turned sixteen and will be a Junior in High School. She is a gifted young lady and an eager student. At just four years old, Imani had already made her mind up to be a paleontologist, a scientist who studies fossil animals and plants.. Do I believe she will become a paleontologist? Of…

Public vs. Charter: Should Parents Have A Choice?

The charter vs public school conversation is so skewed with myths, like charters take funds from public schools and public schools are condemned for failing children. This vainglorious battle between the two public education sectors has been replayed so many times and it’s getting old. The fact of the matter is that parents don’t care whether their children are in…

16 Schools Will Open For Youth Summer Activities Monday July 10th

Now this is old school, that good old school. It’s the best news about Detroit education and city partnerships we’ve had in a long time. Mayor Duggan and Superintendent Vitti just changed the game for our young people.  They will offer fun activities, sports, and 2 meals a day. All focused on keeping our youth safe and off the streets…

The Skillman Foundation Discusses Changing in Place. What is Next Detroit?

Bob Tobin, senior consultant at the Williams Group recently interviewed The Skillman Foundation’s Marie Colombo, director of strategic evaluation and learning. She took this opportunity to layout Skillman’s work on the Good Neighborhoods Initiative in Detroit. It is an honest look at the entire effort to improve conditions in Detroit’s neighborhoods, while making sure those that live in those neighborhoods…

Bernita Should Take Over Uber Detroit

My friend and colleague, Bernita Bradley has done it once again. She continues to show her love and passion for people. Especially, the people of Detroit. Whenever she sees injustice, she steps up to the plate and swings a bat at the problem. The pitch she is swinging at today is (excuse me, because it is the Detroit Tigers opening…

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