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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Why Detroit Students Miss School

by: Sarah Winchell Lenhoff, PhD | Feb. 18th, 2021 Even before the pandemic, more than half of Detroit students were considered “chronically absent,” missing 10% (18 days) or more of the school year. During the pandemic, attendance rates have gotten even worse, as students struggled with access to schooling, such as a lack of technology […]

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Two Reports on School Attendance & Academic Outcomes

by: Wayne State University | Feb. 17th, 2021 These reports were produced by the Detroit Education Research Partnership at Wayne State University and funded by The Skillman Foundation in partnership with Every School Day Counts. Report highlights include: Third Grade Reading and Attendance in Detroit Being chronically absent is a stronger predictor of third-grade reading […]

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Tonya Allen: 5 Lessons from My Experiences in Michigan Philanthropy

by: Tonya Allen | Feb. 15th, 2021 This article was originally published by the Council of Michigan Foundations (CMF). Read the original post. Forward by Kyle Caldwell, president and CEO of the Council of Michigan Foundations We often say that philanthropy is more than grants. This is very true and frequently we hold up the […]

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5 Ways We’re Showing Love to Detroit Students & Teachers

by: Carmen Kennedy-Rogers | Feb. 15th, 2021 Today is Valentine’s Day, a day dedicated to displaying admiration and love to others. I wish to take this opportunity to say: We love you, Detroit students and educators!   It was not long ago that I myself was in the classroom and school community.  Prior to joining […]

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20 Black Detroiters Making History

by: The Skillman Foundation | Feb. 1st, 2021 Detroit’s Black History is astounding. Black Detroiters have been on the forefront of the movements, art, culture, and ingenuity that we and the nation at-large celebrate in February and all year round. We want to show the future of Detroit’s Black History. The Skillman Foundation asked the […]

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