Category: Students

Detroit Public Schools, Why This Parent Returned

Allen has a 3.8 GPA and his twin sister Allison has a 4.0. They can explain to you from a scientific perspective why they are not identical twins and why she stands almost a foot taller. At any given moment you can find them discussing forensic science or how to build a computer program system. Yeah, It takes a lot…

How One College Increased Black Graduation Rates by Turning its Football Field into a Vegetable Garden

  I sat there amazed at what I was hearing. The keynote speaker at this year’s Michigan College Access Networks annual meeting kept us in awe. The president of Paul Quin College, Michael Sorrell, told stories of the turnarounds that make his work worth it. Sorrell talked of his initial desire to lead a blue-chip corporation. But while pursuing wealth,…

Gun Education Helps Keep Kids Safe

Every year we hear stories of a child who found a gun while playing. The What does gun safety really mean? Michigan currently has a proposal in Lansing that would take the Concealed Pistol License legislation (CPL) off the law books. This law would eliminate the need to have a license to carry a concealed a weapon. More people will…

Something To Look 482Forward To In Education In The D

This is Ke’li from 482 Forward.  How are you? Now that the school year is back in full swing, we wanted to update everyone who has been active in 482. First and foremost, I’m emailing to say thank you for being involved.  I know you remember two years ago when DPS was spending $1200 per student on the debt and we…

My Daughter Cried In School And This time I’m Happy for Her

Ninth grade can be a hard transition for most students but I never expected my daughter to cry on her second day of school. When she got in the car after school, I knew something was on her mind. We had our normal “how was school” spiel and she gave the usual responses. Silence grew thicker and finally she told…

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