Author: Brian Love

SUPPORT: Bills to Increase Access to School Libraries

The Education Trust-Midwest is pleased to announce our support for three bills that will ensure that every student has access to school libraries and certified media specialists in Michigan. “Michigan’s literacy crisis is well recognized, and addressing the needs of students requires many forms of support,” said Amber Arellano, executive director of The Education Trust-Midwest. “Ensuring that all Michigan students have access to…

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…

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