Author: Brian Love

Check out the list of finalists for Michigan’s next State Superintendent. What do you think?

On Friday, the Michigan State Board of Education identifies five candidates for Michigan’s top education post. Candidates will be publicly interviewed on April 22 and 24. Finalists will be interviewed once again on May 7, during a public forum. The State Board of Education’s hiring timeline anticipates a mid-summer start. The five finalists are: Brenda Cassellius, former Minnesota Commissioner of…

Who Will Be Michigan’s Next State Superintendent?

The State of Michigan will soon decide who will be the next person to run and “improve” the state’s K-12 education system. The new superintendent will have to deal with improving Michigan’s 3rd Grade Reading levels as well as preparing our children to be ready to be productive in the adult world. Just to name a few issues. Check out…

The School to Prison Pipeline Is Still an Issue That Doesn’t Get the Attention It Deserves

Recently, local attorney Butch Hollowell performed to raise awareness on the School to Prison Pipeline that has led to many young African Americans being incarcerated. Many of these incarcerations can and should be prevented. Pictured is Michelle Davis and the young men of  The Brotherhood, a group of young men who attend Detroit Public Schools’ Davis Aerospace Academy. She fights…

Jametta Lilly & Detroit Parent Network Engage Local Parents

Story provided by the Ford Motor Company Fund When you’re black and born in India, it gives you a global perspective; spending the first four years of your life there cements this worldview. Jametta Lilly, whose parents were both academics, instilled in Lilly a way of viewing not only those around her, but socioeconomic concerns as well. Once back in…

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…

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