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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Engaging Youth in Dialogue and Decision Making

by: Natalie Fotias | Mar. 29th, 2019 How Adults Can Help Young People Amplify Their Voice Adults should spend more time listening to kids. Too often decisions are made that impact the lives and futures of youth on a grand scale without taking the time to listen to their perspectives and insights. Young people are […]

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DPSCD Launches National modEL Detroit Education Curriculum Resource Project

by: Punita Dani Thurman | Mar. 28th, 2019 The Detroit Public School Community District recently announced that modEL Detroit, a new collection of education curriculum resources developed in partnership with local and national experts, will now be available to teachers nationwide. The materials were originally designed to accelerate training for DPSCD teachers, making it easier for them to implement the new Expeditionary Learning curriculum that the district adopted last year. Now, educators across the nation […]

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We Need More Black Male Teachers

by: Quan Neloms | Mar. 28th, 2019 This op-ed was originally published by The Detroit News. Click here to view the original post. As a college freshman I was invited by a youth pastor to become a volunteer at a local Detroit public school. Accepting his invitation, I found myself mentoring and tutoring male students. […]

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“Get Schooled” Connects In-School Pathways to Career Competencies

by: The Skillman Foundation | Mar. 26th, 2019 Detroit College Access Network (DCAN) has expanded the Get Schooled platform to be inclusive of career-oriented content and digital badges. This presents an opportunity for concrete partnership and alignment that could provide many more young people with robust exposure to college and career readiness through schools (both […]

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Nearly 17,000 educators share perspectives in Launch Michigan statewide survey

by: Launch Michigan | Mar. 21st, 2019 Results from a statewide educator survey conducted last month were released on Wednesday, sharing extensive front-line perceptions from nearly 17,000 educators across the state. View the full survey report The survey was fielded by Launch Michigan, a diverse alliance of education, labor, business and philanthropic organizations committed to […]

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2019 BMe Community Vanguard Fellowship

by: BMe Community | Mar. 19th, 2019 This opportunity was originally published by BMe Community. Click here to view to original publication.  BMe Vanguard Fellowships are for remarkable Black men and women whose dedication to helping others has earned them the trust of their peers, coworkers and community. Whether you lead a movement, a business, a financial institution, […]

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The Skillman Foundation Appoints Bill Emerson as Board Chair; Names Punita Dani Thurman as Vice President of Program and Strategy

by: The Skillman Foundation | Mar. 19th, 2019 Bill Emerson, vice chairman of Quicken Loans and CEO of Bedrock, has been appointed as board chair of The Skillman Foundation, a two-year term that will run through 2020. He succeeds Jerry Norcia, president and COO of DTE Energy, who served as the Foundation’s board chair from 2016-2018 […]

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Why I Organize

by: Naja Nile | Mar. 11th, 2019 This blog was originally posted by Our Kids. View the original publication here.  If you’ve ever attended a public school, I doubt you’d call it perfect. I’m Naja and I’m a product of Detroit’s public school system. I know firsthand what it’s like to be in a class of […]

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New Technology, New Learning

by: Lisa Murray | Mar. 11th, 2019 This blog was originally published by Teach313. When I asked my students what excited them about this time of the year, many of them had the same answer: spring break! While many students — and teachers — look forward to the much-needed downtime of breaks, I have been inspired […]

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Three Life Lessons I’ve Learned from Basketball

by: | Mar. 7th, 2019 Basketball has always been a huge part of my life. I started playing six years ago and as I got older, I began to put a lot of time and effort in working out and practicing so that I could improve my game. All of this hard work became even […]

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The Power of New Ideas

by: The Skillman Foundation | Mar. 5th, 2019 Complex challenges require creative solutions. More importantly, they inspire passionate people to dream big and discover innovative ways to make a difference for the communities and causes they care about. To catalyze the growth of opportunity for youth of color in Detroit, the My Brother’s Keeper Detroit […]

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