Tag: Detroit Public Schools

My First Teacher Is #MyBlackHistory Hero: My Moms

When I think about Black History, I think about the history of my family. My mother, Mattalyn Love Jones, fondly referred to as “Moms,” is one of the strongest women I have ever met. At 68, she’s going strong. She raised two hard-headed boys to be two productive men, both graduates of Detroit Public Schools. Like her mother, she believed…

Michigan Schools, including some in Detroit, Face Closure Despite Promises to the Contrary

Erin Einhorn has a piece at Chalkbeat Detroit detailing the recent unveiling of some shocking news out of the state’s School Reform Office: despite prior promises made by the Michigan Department of Education, more than 100 under-performing schools could be closed this coming June.  This will come as an unwelcome surprise to the schools likely to be tagged for closure,…

City reports show serious health problems in schools

The City of Detroit has been releasing reports resulting from safety investigations in public schools. On January 25th the city release reports for 11 schools that showed serious health violations, most on the city’s east side. Now WXYZ is report that there are reports for 14 more schools.  Read them for yourself: A.L. Holmes Elementary-Middle School: (View Inspection Report here)Ben…

Lawmakers need to show some love for Detroit Public Schools

Jack Lessenberry at The Blade has a few choice words about the inability of Michigan lawmakers to agree on a solution to save the Detroit Public Schools. Detroit Public Schools are now on course to run out of cash long before the school year ends. If that happens, bankruptcy seems likely. Bankruptcy saved General Motors, and more than likely “saved”…

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