The first thought that crossed many minds when seeing this headline probably involved students using marijuana or narcotics. I would beg those shallow-minded individuals to think again.
I'll bet you think you know a lot about Detroit Public Schools from reading the headlines and watching the nightly news, right? Well, I'm about to surprise you
Look a Reading Corps volunteer in the face, or see that familiar red CityYear jacket, or stumble upon the dozens of Quicken Loans staff who have adopted Chrysler School, and you might catch the volunteer fever yourself.
Officials need to think carefully about what closing a school means to parents and local residents.
After news that Governor Snyder lifted the limits on the number of charter schools operating in Michigan, you may be asking yourself, "What's stopping me from opening my own charter school?" Not much, in all likelihood.
If you're a parent or guardian or even an uncle or aunt, you know the feeling of helplessness when you are at a loss for helping your child or children grow and succeed.
Michigan Senate Republicans want to tighten the rules so that a legislator's votes cannot be grounds for recall, as was the case with recalled legislator Paul Scott.
Highly active men's patrol groups have been watching routes and bus stops near schools for the past two years.
I have more hope than ever for Detroit's future and am excited to share some of the highs that, I believe, will help form the building blocks for future positive reform.
By and large, our education system sort of sucks. We are not educating the majority of Michiganders to be able to compete in the infrastructure that our new Michigan businesses demand.