Celebrating the spirit and resilience of Detroit’s students, parents and educators.

My Son Gave Me the Strength to Quit Smoking

Please read the following story of my mother’s testimonial to the power of children. My brother, Derik Love (pictured at my mother’s right side) was very young when he affected positive change in my mother that has lasted over 40 years. She shares the following…….   By Mattalyn Love Jones One day my youngest son and I were standing on…

Michigan Superintendent Brian Whiston Dies from Cancer.

Extremely sad news: State Superintendent Brian Whiston has passed away. He's been battling cancer for about six months. — Lori Higgins (@LoriAHiggins) May 8, 2018   Please read Lori Higgins’ article on the passing of Brian Whiston. He was not a hard person to work with to improve Michigan’s K-12 education. He continued to work diligently during his sickness and…

Summer Schedules; Have You Planned Your Childs?

Summer Vacation will be here before we know it. Parents are happy that we can sleep an additional 30 minutes and don’t have to worry about uniforms or school traffic. And we get a break from being the homework police.   But there is a downside for most parents. Our kids are home with nothing to do. When we were…

Edtrust Midwest discusses School Safety and College Signing Day

By Amber Arellano, Exec. Director, Edtrust Midwest School Safety Package Advances A little over two months after the tragic shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the Michigan legislature is considering new bills intended to make public schools safer. Based on the recommendations of the Safe Schools Commission, the five bill package requires an assessment of school climate information,…

School Media Specialists Critical for Resolving Reading Crisis

By Kathy Lester Kathy Lester is a school library media specialist with Plymouth-Canton Community Schools and past president of the Michigan Association for Media in Education (MAME). My association, the Michigan Association for Media in Education, appreciates the hard work and in-depth research done by the Education Trust-Midwest in its recent report “2018 State of Michigan Education Report: Top Ten for…

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