Category: Students

Who’s In Your Classroom, Do You Really Know?

Wouldn’t it be great if all teachers had the chance to interview their students? You know, do a background check and find out what’s the real story behind everything they bring into the classroom on a daily basis? I know, I know! It sounds like I am in agreement with schools that may choose to cherry-pick their students. Just bear…

Education sucks on both sides of the fence here.

Mark Binelli’s article last Sunday in the New York TImes Magazine has me heated. We are tired of being everyone’s poster child without facts. People come and pick out pieces of our story and tell them to push their personal agendas. The fact is that we are flawed, we have messed up, and I can’t think of a person would…

Faces Of The D: Michelle Reaves And Why Kids Need Access To STEM Programs, Especially Girls

STEM is here to stay and students all over are enrolling in classes that will prepare them for their future career in the field. Which brings us to our first “Faces Of The D” for the 2017-18 school year: Michelle L. Reaves. Michelle is the executive director for Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP). DAPCEP thrives on connecting metropolitan Detroit youth…

Mark Binelli, Your Picture Of Michigan Schools Lacks Color

The New York Times Magazine will focus on education this Sunday. While this edition is sure to offer an opportunity for families to know what is going on in education across the country, it will paint a picture of Michigan as the poster child for failing for-profit charter schools. In some cases this is accurate. But the article does not use…

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…

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