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Monthly Archives: April 2018

Detroit Children’s Fund Launches Team Fellows Program

by: The Skillman Foundation | Apr. 30th, 2018 The Detroit Children’s Fund (DCF) has launched a new $900,000 Team Fellows Program that aims to bring advisors into Detroit schools to provide intensive coaching to principals, assistant principals, deans and other top administrators. The coaches will work with school leaders together as a team to collectively create […]

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Equity is Not a “Zero-Sum Game”

by: The Skillman Foundation | Apr. 26th, 2018 What happens when we focus on the most vulnerable members of our community, like children? Can the benefits cascade up to the rest of us? For Michael McAfee, president of PolicyLink this is the one of the most important dynamics to consider when examining the impact of […]

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When We Focus on Children, We All Benefit

by: | Apr. 18th, 2018 The physical conditions of a neighborhood matter to a kid. I remember growing up in a neighborhood where my family did not always feel safe, where I was only able to ride my bike two houses in each direction. It was not until my family moved to a different neighborhood […]

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Robert Thornton To Receive NANBPWC’s Frederick Douglass Award

by: The Detroit Club of The National Association of Negro Business & Professional Women’s Clubs, Inc. | Apr. 16th, 2018 Determined to Succeed With Excellence is the theme of the 68th Anniversary of The National Association of Negro Business and Professional Women’s Club, Inc. – Detroit Club Founders’ Day. Ms. Leatha Kelly Larde will be […]

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City seeks consultant to begin planning effort in Warrendale-Cody Rouge neighborhood

by: City of Detroit | Apr. 10th, 2018 Consultants to work with residents to create child-centric development framework for the west side neighborhood Effort will put children first with planning and design based on improving youth opportunity The City of Detroit is seeking planning and design consultants to create a child-centric development framework plan for […]

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Helping Youth Find Their Greatness

by: Jasmin Barnett | Apr. 4th, 2018 “I believe the children are our future. Teach them well and let them lead the way. Show them all the beauty they possess inside. Give them a sense of pride to make it easier.” — Linda Creed & Michael Masser, songwriters of “Greatest Love of All,” famously performed […]

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What the Numbers Don’t Show

by: Matthew Homrich-Knieling | Apr. 2nd, 2018 Reprinted with permission of Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center. Read the original publication here. What do we mean when we say schools are failing? This Detroit teacher flips the script on the “f” word. It’s the winter of 2017. My seventh-grade ELA students […]

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School Choice in Urban America

by: Wayne State University | Apr. 2nd, 2018 Wayne State University’s College of Education is hosting School Choice in Urban America: Prospects and Challenges on Wednesday, April 18, 2018. The program will include a debate about the possibilities and potential risks related to public school choice and private school vouchers. The event will also include a […]

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