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Detroit Schools Alumni Must Be Part of the Solution to Student Success

(0) Comments | Posted August 17, 2012 | 12:10 PM

As students get ready to return to the classroom, some will be more ready to take on the next school year than others. For those returning to Detroit Public Schools this year, approximately half will graduate to pursue their dreams beyond high school. The other half will struggle to remain...

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A Time for Change and Opportunity in Detroit Schools

(0) Comments | Posted April 5, 2012 | 11:17 AM

For far longer than today's Detroit students have been alive, the community has struggled with the question of "What to do about the poor-performing schools in the city?" Now, the state of Michigan and Detroit Public Schools have agreed to try something different, starting this fall, that leaders expect will...

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It's Time to Think Differently About Education Funding

(2) Comments | Posted February 8, 2012 | 1:44 PM

When I first started in educational fund development, at the University of Michigan in the 1980s, one of my first meetings was with a wealthy family who had sent its children to private schools and then to U-M. I asked them about whether they would consider a philanthropic gift to...

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