Category: Students

The Pistons Return To Detroit But At What Cost, Education Dollars?

Who will decide how The Pistons use tax dollars to move back to the city of Detroit? Will their new move take funds from school children who need it most? Derek Helling updates us on the lawsuit over reimbursement “A public referendum is probably something that the Pistons would rather not see take place. Given the swing of public sentiment…

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…

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’…