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…

IEP, It’s a Federal Document, So Why Are These Students Still Struggling to Receive Support?

It takes a lot for parents to finally get an IEP (Individualized Education Plan) or 504 plan for their child with disabilities. Meeting after meeting, test after test, and lists of forms that seem to ask the same questions over and over again. It’s endless! The annual IEP, crafted by Child Study Teams that include specialists and parents, can include…