Category: Students

New Detroit school chief brings back a familiar face: Alycia Meriweather

Rochelle Riley shared some great news today about the future of DPSCD. Former Interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather  announced as the first Deputy Superintendent for Detroit Public Schools Community District by Dr. Vitti. “I think she could have easily left the district and been a finalist elsewhere,” so it’s exciting that someone who led the district in difficult times — and…

Children, Detroit’s Hottest Commodity!

  If you have a child in the city of Detroit or anywhere for that matter, you have the hottest commodity out there.   Schools need them.   Afterschool programs need them.   Child care Centers need them.    Social service organizations and nonprofits need them.   It’s all about numbers: how many kids can we get enrolled, signed up…

Mixed News for Students in New Michigan Education Budget, Especially for Low-Income Students and Students of Color

By Brian Gutman Michigan’s new budget provides reasons for worry and celebration for students – especially for low-income students and students of color. Equitable access to rigorous instruction is one of the most important levers for raising achievement for low-income students and students of color, research shows.  Yet Michigan opened up an opportunity to stop all of Michigan public schools’…

To Be Young Gifted And BLACK!

Check out the latest addition of B. L. A. C Magazine. The cover alone give me so mich joy as it displays some of Detroits Finest Goal Setters and Achievers. Congratulations to you all for representing and showing just how important it is to shine a light on the fact that we have a whole lot of Young Gifted Black…