Category: Community

Silence In The Midsts Of Life And Death

We don’t know what else to say. We don’t know how to say it. Silence is everywhere, every time a school shooting happens. Why? Because people have said everything possible to get our government to move on stricter gun laws. I’m not talking about that right to bear arms type of move. I am talking about save our children from…

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…

Motherless Child: A Black Boys Trauma

He was seven years old, riding in the backseat of his fathers black Bronco. I drove up alongside him happy that I’d come across them at the light. My nephew pointed a toy gun at me that looked more real than fake and ducked back down below the window. When he noticed me his eyes lit up as he turned…

Michigan’s Power Players Come Together to Solve the State’s K-12 Education Problems

I had the opportunity to attend the Business Leaders for Michigan and The Center for Michigan’s 2018 Solutions Summit. For me, it was the statewide version of the Coalition for the Future of Detroit’s Children. That is a good thing. The agenda was good because it spent a little time on how Michigan became on of the worst states in…

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