Month: August 2017

BEST FIT SCHOOLS: DETROIT’S MURKY WATERS

So, this year my youngest daughter, Imani, turned sixteen and will be a Junior in High School. She is a gifted young lady and an eager student. At just four years old, Imani had already made her mind up to be a paleontologist, a scientist who studies fossil animals and plants.. Do I believe she will become a paleontologist? Of…

Detroit Teachers Get A Pay Raise

It’s been years since Detroit Public School teachers have seen a pay raise. Well looks like their desires have come true or has it? “The teacher’s union president says she approves the commissions decision but says 7 percent isn’t enough and isn’t what they deserve.” Check out WXYZ Detroits report which explains just how and when teachers will recieve the…

M-STEP Results Show Need to Build on Progress, Not Reset the Clock

By Brian Gutman Today’s release of the results from the Michigan Student Test of Educational Progress (M-STEP) conducted last spring means that for the first time in many years, Michigan has reliable data for measuring how well students and schools are performing against Michigan’s high academic standards. “Michigan has taken the important step of setting high expectations for all of our students…

2017 Detroit State Of The Schools Address

Notices have been sent to families, community organizations and school leaders. 482Forward , an education organizing network in Detroit, will host a citywide State of Schools forum. Leaders of Detroit traditional and charter schools have been invited. The community organizers who’s moto is “Nothing About Us Without Us” are hosting the meeting with the expectations of hearing how our schools will…

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