Tag: Skillman Foundation

The Other Detroit Comeback Story

A Cross-Section of Education Advocates Set Aside Their Differences to Create a Blueprint for Reshaping the City’s Education Landscape. It Almost Happened. The morning John Rakolta Jr. rode the bus to school with Mrs. Robinson and her two kids it was 7 degrees in Detroit. The four stepped outside the Robinsons’ apartment building exactly at 6:15 a.m. Rakolta’s bodyguard and driver…

A New Day at Detroit Public Schools……We Need New Results For Our Kids.

As you all know, the Detroit Public School Community District (DPSCD) board unanimously voted to hire Dr. Nikolai Vitti as the district’s new superintendent. It was a unanimous vote, but a large diverse segment of Detroit wanted the interim superintendent, Alycia Meriweather, to at least be given the chance to interview for the job.  Alycia came onboard at a time…

The Skillman Foundation Celebrates MI Educators

By Chanel Hampton The Skillman Foundation has done a great job of reaching out to Detroit area teachers and telling their stories. They have spent the last couple of months collecting and telling the stories of some of the hardest working educators in our community. One important story is Chanel Hampton. — Lola Mae and Joe Harris, my grandma and…

Learning From Our Past

By Guest Blogger Robert Thornton The impending inauguration of a new president has generated significant buzz and dialogue related to our city and what the future holds for its residents. As we move to close the chapter on one of the most contentious presidential campaigns in memory, we have an unparalleled opportunity to learn from our past as we work…

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