Taylor Academy Leaves Parents, Students and Educators in the Dark

My friend and colleague, Bernita Bradley blogged about a major concern this week. She spoke about the unexpected closing of Taylor Academy in Southfield, Michigan this week. She did a very good job describing the pain and the shock of the parents, kids and educators who had no idea this was coming. This was totally disrespectful and sad for families…

A Simple Conversation About a Difficult Issue: Race.

Anyone who talks to me about education understands that at some point its effects on education will be part of the conversation. Below, State Senator David Knezek discusses race and the importance of having honest conversations about the subject to create communication between everyone. No matter the race involved. I believe these are the honest conversations we should be having…

No Notice, No Goodbyes: A Southfield School’s Abrupt Closing Strands 90 Detroit Families

More than a third of their students–36.7 percent, to be precise– were from Detroit. They crossed borders in search of something better, only to be walked out on by administration and teachers. The news reported today: After promising to keep the school open until the end of the school year Taylor International Charter School’s entire staff walked out. Needless to…

MAPSA Welcomes New Detroit Superintendent. Invites Him to Collaborate with Charter Community

By Dan Quisenberry As President of the Michigan Association of Public School Academies (MAPSA), and as a representative of Detroit’s charter public school community we want to welcome Nikolai Vitti, the new superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District. We invite him to collaborate with the charter school community in the city. The leaders and supporters of charter schools…