Tag: Parents

Is the Phoenix Legacy No More?

By Imani Harris Let me start this article by saying that in no way do I agree with rating students on test scores. We are more than that, and our test scores do NOT represent our intelligence. There is a better way, and one day we’ll find it. Still though, as a Renaissance student, dropping from the 98th percentile to…

The Coach I Want for Our Littlest Teams: Alicia Williams

Strategically setting up classrooms, teaching intentionally and assessing where each child is on an ongoing basis can be overwhelming without the right coach. Yet without this support, teachers can inadvertently become babysitters instead of the educators our earliest learners deserve. Which brings me to this month’s Face of The D. Alicia Williams has dedicated her life to become her teacher’s…

Dear Governor Snyder, This Is How Detroit Parents Feel About School Closures

Dear Governor Snyder, The Detroit Parent Network is a membership organization of thousands of parents across Southeast Michigan. As parents, we are asking you and the State School Reform Office (SRO) to approach the life-altering and community-changing issue of school closures with more consideration for the children and families impacted by your actions. We would also like to work with…

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…

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