Tag: Enroll Detroit

Why Shopping for Schools Must be Strategic—Especially When the School You Love Is Closing

Six weeks into the new school year families filled the gym at Aisha Shule/W.E.B. DuBois Preparatory Academy—despite knowing the school would be closing. It was four years ago and I was part of a team of AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers asked to come to a school choice fair being held at the school. In our role as support for families, we…

Michigan Should Do Better by Students and Families or Let Someone Do the Work to Support Families During These Closings

Another week, and another blow dealt to Michigan’s students and families as a list of 38 possible school closures was released by the School Reform Office (SRO). Recent legislation charges this state agency with releasing a list of persistently failing schools recommended for closure (although there’s some debate about when that should start here). And over the next 30 to…

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