Category: Education

The Unconventional use of Coca-Cola

“Life hacks.” It seems like there are thousands of shortcuts or “work around” for almost any roadblock or inconvenience that threatens to temporarily put your life on hold these days. Some of the most popular ones are how to get out stains with household items. For example, to get out grass stains it is believed…




The Greening of Detroit

We live in a fast paced world, often referred to as a microwave society. With things moving so fast around us, it is hard to sit and consider where our everyday resources come from, especially the things that keeps us going, food. Living on a farm, one would know where the food he or she…




Running the Field from the Sidelines

Running the Field from the SidelinesDr. Maria Sepulveda, the Clinical Learning Specialist, for Wayne State University Football team helps not only develop college football players on the field but off the playing field as well. With a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology and Sports Medicine, she is an intricate part of the coaching team at…




Influencing Student lives B.O.O.K.S. at a time

We first met Lawrence Simmons as the Student Responsibility Coordinator at Thurston High School. Students with excessive tardiness or behavioral problems are sent to his classroom as a first level discipline to begin to correct the issues before going up the chain of command for further actions to be taken. Mr. Simmons’ room is quite…




Core Elements to Higher Education

Marking its inaugural year, Chastity D. Gaither, Executive Director of Core Elements Higher Education Resource Center held its first annual fundraiser at the Burgh Historic Park Annex, Saturday, April 30 in Southfield MI. Nearly 50 people, including parents, family, and friends attended the event to support the students who completed the program. The goal of…




Up Close and Personal with Author Talks

Shhh! There is no talking in the library. That statement is the furthest from the truth these days. Libraries are taking on a new form of educating the public and it has a voice. There have always been opportunities for kids and teens to visit their local library and have a book read aloud to…




SRC: The Reach Beyond the Classroom

The public schools system is facing many struggles, from oversize classrooms, the lack of funding and a shortage of staff, just to name a few. Nevertheless, not all hope is gone. There is a resource at Thurston High School that could help minimize a horrible phenomenon called “Classroom to Prison Pipeline.” The resource is called…




Who’d you rather? DPS or Charter?

Who’d you rather? DPS or Charter? It’s a presidential election year; campaign calls, flyers, yard signs and who can get away from those “and I approve this message” commercials. With politics bombarding our lives at every turn, it’s impossible not to take a look and assess local government and grade them on the job they’ve…




Charter Schools v Detroit Public Schools

Charter Schools v Detroit Public Schools The covers of deplorable building and working conditions, oversized classroom, low pay and even lower teacher moral in Detroit Public Schools (DPS) have been pulled back and exposed to the public eye, through organized ‘sick-out’ by teachers. The general public was oblivious to what’s been going on in the…




Detroit Public Schools through the eyes of a veteran teacher

Most American’s would consider education as a high priority. However, the fiscal crisis Detroit Public Schools is facing and the morale of teachers is at an all-time low. The district’s budget deficit spikes at a projection of $335 million dollars by the end of the 2016 school year and threats of running out of money…