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If You Could Start an Education System From Scratch, What Would It Look Like?

Dan Varner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Detroit
Dan Varner

What would you design if public education were only now being launched for the first time in our state or country? Assume, for the moment, that you c...

What Every Detroit Parent Needs to Know About the Michigan Department of Education's New School Rating System

Dan Varner | Posted 08.20.2013 | Detroit
Dan Varner

The Michigan Department of Education today released a new system for reporting on the performance of Michigan schools. The information, found at misch...

The Power of Coopetition

Dan Varner | Posted 10.13.2013 | Detroit
Dan Varner

Too often, I suspect, we fall prey to the tyranny of "or." Choose one: competition or cooperation, and live with the consequences.

Ashley Woods

What's Working In Education? Submit Questions And Join Us Wednesday | Ashley Woods | Posted 10.23.2012 | Detroit

It's back-to-school time in Detroit. It's also a perfect opportunity for all of us to get involved in an issue that will, more than anything, shape th...

Joy Resmovits

Teach For America Gives Detroit A Second Try | Joy Resmovits | Posted 11.17.2011 | Detroit

When Brenda Belcher, principal of the new Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, interviewed Mo Torres this past summer for a position t...