Secretary DeVos Returns To Michigan To Chat

Secretary DeVos met with superintendents in Grand Rapids, Michigan last week. It was said that several school leaders from across the state attended but names were not shared with media. “Here are the topics that were discussed, according to the release put out by DeVos’ office: Recruiting, honoring and retaining effective teachers. Giving teachers professional development and skills that aren’t taught in…

EdFuel Focuses On Empowering Education Leaders of Color

By Kristina Campa-Gruca, Director of Partnerships, EdFuel    EdFuel Leaders of Color Peer Learning Community (PLC)   Leaders are the most significant determinants of transformational change in education organizations. In education, these leaders manage schools, networks of schools, and central offices. In Detroit, about 80% of education leaders identify as people of color. To achieve a high quality education for…

When Strangers Come Knocking At Your Door, #SellingDetroit

Knock Knock! Who’s There? Urban! Urban Who? Urban Investor who thinks that someone else deserves your home more than you and so you should take my offer and sell! We all know that Detroit is going through a major transformation, with new apartments, walking communities, and old factories transformed into upscale lofts. They are everywhere. So why then would someone…

When WIll Parents Have A Clear Understanding Of The Michigan ESSA Plans

Where are the good schools? How do we know it’s a good school? What defines a good school? These seem like basic questions, but you’d be surprised how hard it is for Michigan education officials to answer. For parents, it’s even harder. Hadasha and Patrick Green began looking for their child’s school before he began walking. I can recall Hadasha…