Category: education

Detroit McDonald’s owners give away 3,000 supply-filled backpacks


The McDonald’s Get BackPackin’ to School sweepstakes to be held at 20 Detroit-area McDonald’s restaurants, July 31 – August 11


BRIGHTON, Mich., July 20, 2017 – Detroit-area McDonald’s restaurant owners will celebrate the back to school season Monday, July 31 through Friday, Aug. 11 by randomly giving away 3,000 McDonald’s-branded backpacks filled with school supplies during the 3rd annual Get Backpackin’ to School sweepstakes.

New Cornerstone manufacturing partnership puts students to work with SME and on projects for NASA


A commitment to career and college readiness means opportunities to work with recognized industry leaders, an expansion of internships for high school students to prepare the next generation for careers in manufacturing

Black, Latino Students Rally in Support of Local Control Funding Formula (Video)

(CBM) – Several Black and Latino student, parents, and educators held a rally in Sacramento in front of the California Department of Education to offer support for the Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF) July 12. The students are working with Californians for Justice, a statewide organization that organized communities in Oakland for racial justice in 1996. Californians for Justice now focuses on organizing communities and young people to reform local schools and public education.

Detroit Parent Network’s Sharlonda Buckman joins DPSCD in new role

On behalf of its Board of Directors, Detroit Parent Network congratulates its CEO, Sharlonda Buckman, on her decision to join the cabinet of Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District. In her new role, Ms. Buckman will extend her reach as a parent advocate to all of Detroit’s parents.

News One Now Host Initiates #HBCUGivingDay

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Noni Marshall, Roland Martin, Alexa Imani Spencer

By Alexa Imani Spencer and Noni Marshall (NNPA/DTU Journalism Fellows)

Alarmed by the critical financial state of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) throughout the nation, “News One Now” host Roland S. Martin has issued a call to action to address the problem.

Conrad Timbers-Ausar: Working to Change the Trajectory of Young Black Men

When Conrad Timbers-Ausar was a student in Chicago Public Schools, “the trajectory [he] was on was not where he wanted to end up.” He attended three different high schools within four years and was getting into trouble. Like most families in his neighborhood, Timber-Ausar, his mom, and his five younger siblings struggled with poverty. At 16, he added the responsibility of fatherhood.

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By Alisha Dixon


In 2016, DAPCEP announced the appointment of Michelle Reaves as the organization’s executive director. Before her appointment, Reaves served as DAPCEP’s deputy director for 5 years and has successfully led many of the organizations programs, courses and initiatives.


DPSCD hosts STEMFest

By Alisha Dixon

Friday, DPSCD’s Fisher Magnet Upper Academy and the Flying Classroom in partnership with the Ford Motor Company Fund hosted STEMFest to expose students to science, technology, engineering and math via projects developed by the districts Career and Technical Education program.

Charter school educators’ union unify with Chicago Teachers Union

Members of the Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers and Staff, the union representing teachers at city’s charter schools, have voted to join the Chicago Teachers Union.

ChiACTS officials announced Friday that 671 of its members voted to consolidate with the CTU, while 130 members opposed the merger.

‘Superhero’ Dion Steele Creates Limitless Possibilities at Urban Prep-Englewood

Dion Steele, principal of Urban Prep Academies’ Englewood campus, says he has “500 sons, and three daughters at home.” Urban Prep is the nation’s first charter network dedicated to serving young African American men. For the last eight years in a row, Urban Prep has sent 100 percent of its graduates to college.