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New partnership, new online focus for student teachers

The University of Detroit Mercy is partnering with the Michigan Virtual University to help UDM education students learn to teach online. Both undergraduate and graduate students can enroll this summer in Advanced Instructional Tech-nology/Teaching in the Virtual Environment. The program, which resembles a student-teaching experience, is an introductory course focused on online instruction. Students will hel ...

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OPENING DAY: Open your mind before you open your mouth!

I don’t want to rain on anyone’s parade but Opening Day has to take the cake for the most racist day in Detroit. I grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Ga., where we had plenty of racism but no Opening Day festivities, most likely due to the muted lackluster of the southern spring and the fact that many metropolitan residents’ sports loyalties remained in the very rust belt cities from which they had recently ...

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Roy Roberts revels in accolades while Detroit’s children fall further behind

Detroit Public Schools Emergency Manager Roy Roberts had some fabulous news to share on NBC’s Education Nation Detroit Summit on March 22. DPS had surpassed the Michigan state average in 14 of 18 categories measured by the state’s student proficiency test, the MEAP. Applause and accolades followed Roberts’ pronouncement. Chelsea Clinton divulged that she would entrust her own children to the emergency manag ...

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Federal lawsuit filed to end EM law

“A local issue but a national struggle,” is how National Action Network president and MSNBC host Rev. Al Sharpton described Michiganders’ fight against the state’s emergency manager law, Public Act 436. Sharpton joined Detroit, Flint and Pontiac residents March 28 at a press conference on the steps of the federal courthouse in downtown Detroit, to announce the filing of a federal lawsuit that claims the law ...

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Detroit Raw by Sam Riddle

Mind snacking while watching Michigan (’77) demolish Florida on the way to B-ball’s Final Four, one of those military commercials dominated the screen as we were assured that our fighting men and women were defending liberty and democracy worldwide — UooRah! Man, that was a patriotic feel-good moment! Then a Detroit mind snack nano Unlike. Hey. we need you guys in Detroit — now — because democracy has taken ...

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Jackie Robinson’s wife meets Obama

President Barack Obama talks with Rachel Robinson, widow of famed baseball player Jackie Robinson, before the “42” movie screening depicting the struggles and victory of Robinson’s life and baseball career. Robinson family members and cast and crew attended the screening in the Family Theater at the White House on April 2. “42” opens in theaters April 12. ...

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