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January 3, 2019
How social justice and engineering will shape a new Detroit high school at Marygrove
The deadline for applying to any of the examination schools in the Detroit school district — including the new school at Marygrove College — is Jan. 18.
Hope Starts Here
December 17, 2018
A year later, here’s what’s happened with a $50 million effort to improve the lives of young Detroit children
Early investments by the two foundations behind Hope Starts Here have focused primarily on improving existing programs, rather than just creating new ones
detroit in depth
November 29, 2018
‘If we don’t learn from this one, shame on us’: Lessons from a Detroit charter school that was set up to fail
The closure of this charter school is a cautionary tale for Michigan, where Betsy DeVos has helped ensure that charter schools can open and close with little justification.
September 13, 2018
Rise & Shine: A new school and (maybe) some new names
Good morning! The focus of the Detroit education world will turn this morning to Marygrove College, where officials plan to announce plans for…
August 24, 2018
A cutting edge teacher training program is coming to Detroit’s main district and Marygrove College
A new school run by the Detroit Public Schools Community District will be the laboratory for a cutting edge approach…
June 28, 2018
New grant aims to bring programs like arts and nutrition to Detroit preschools and childcare facilities
The funds are one strategy to address a critical shortage of quality early childhood facilities in Detroit where an estimated 28,000 young children don’t have access to quality care.
November 10, 2017
Foundations put $50 million behind effort to improve lives of young Detroit children
The Kellogg and Kresge foundations announced they would each spend $25 million in the next few years to improve the health and education of children aged birth to 8 in the city.
Detroit week in review
November 10, 2017
Week in review: Young children in the spotlight
Parents wait anxiously as their Head Start program changes providers; two foundations unveil a 10-year plan to help young children.
December 6, 2016
Detroit has low-income families needing preschools — and preschools needing low-income families. They don’t always connect
Simply adding publicly funded seats for the littlest learners is often not enough—particularly when it comes to low-income families.
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