Category: education

New program for high school diplomas, career opportunities, launches in Michigan 

A new, state-funded initiative is launching for Michigan residents who don’t have a high school diploma.

The goal is to provide a flexible, well-supported and educationally meaningful path to living wage jobs and career advancement for adults 23 years of age or older — for free — through the Michigan 23+ Adult Diploma and Training Program (“Michigan 23+” for short.)

Calvin King: Committed to Helping Youth Through Performing Arts

Suspenders and thick rimmed black glasses is the unorthodox armor that Calvin King decides to wear in order to combat and ultimately end bullying for future generations by 2025.

Robotics programming expands in DPSCD

In its quest to better prepare students for the vast opportunities associated with robotics, STEM and other technological disciplines and advancements, Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) has continued to expand its robotics programming.  Thanks to the For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology (FIRST) robotic grant presented recently by the Michigan Department of Education, DPSCD students will be more involved in inquiry-based and hands-on learning through robotic clubs.

Power Move; Howze, Neal, Hippe (1/17-23/18)


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Lisa Howze, a former state law- maker who served as Mayor Mike Duggan’s chief governmental affairs officer, will leave the City of Detroit to pursue a top leadership position in higher education. Her last day is Feb. 2.

Civil Rights Legend W.E.B Du Bois’ Long Road Back to Great Barrington, MA

PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — W.E.B. Du Bois, one of the most important African-American activists and intellectuals in U.S. history, was born 150 years ago on Feb. 23, 1868 in a small Western Massachusetts town amid the rolling hills of the Berkshire Mountains.

Cornerstone closing private school to focus on charters

Cornerstone Schools recently announced that it will close its Leadership and Business Private High School at the end of the 2017-18 school year. The 62 students currently enrolled in the academic program located on E. Nevada, will be transferred to Cornerstone’s Health + Technology High School and other schools in the city.

Power Moves; Tidjani, Andrews, Brown (11/1-7/17)



Michelle Johnson Tidjani, Esq., was recently appointed senior vice president and general counsel of Henry Ford Health System. In this role, she provides executive leadership, from both a strategic and operational perspective, for the following areas: Office of the General Counsel covering all legal affairs for the health system, the Business Integrity and Tax Office, Information Privacy and Security, the Governance Office, and the Risk Finance and Insurance Office.

Families Urge Lansing to Strengthen Workforce and Literacy Through Adult Education

Parents share stories of the benefits of community and adult education, address challenges and opportunities for adult learning at FamilySpeak event


Rick Mahorn and Detroit pistons foundation host black history scholarship competition

Philanthropic Donations from Pistons Owner Tom Gores, Pistons Vice Chairman Arn Tellem  and the Detroit Pistons Foundation to Fund Scholarship Opportunities for Detroit High School Competitors