1. Faculty members receive Harold R. Johnson Diversity Service Awards

    Faculty awardees work includes the Doctors of Tomorrow program, diversity, equity and inclusion recruiting and teaching methods, diversifying library materials, participatory filmmaking and using mindfulness to address social injustice.

  2. Q&A: Alycia Meriweather’s lifelong journey with Detroit Public Schools Community District

    “Our ultimate goal is to ensure our students are confident and well equipped for whatever lies ahead of them.”

    ~ Alycia Meriweather

  3. U-M grad Ravi Smith challenges students to apply human-centered design principles to spaces at the School at [Marygrove

    Although the curriculum is quite different from the mathematics and physics classes that Ravi Smith has previously taught, it positions him to do some of the same problem solving that his students are doing.

  4. Teaching residents in unique Detroit school program find medical-like mentoring model inspires confidence

    Discussions around the fall return to in-person school after more than a year of remote learning largely focused on the general impact on K-12 children and veteran teachers. But little…

  5. P-20 initiative grows with new teaching residents, early childhood center

    Construction on the Early Childhood Education Center has finished and the new facility will welcome students in fall 2021. The School of Education is involved in curriculum and professional development for the center, as well as coordinating cross-campus holistic support services for children and families.

  6. Philanthropist Wally Prechter challenges donors to invest in Detroit youth and educators

    Local philanthropist Waltraud “Wally” Prechter is offering to match up to $1 million in gifts that support the School of Education’s work on the P-20 partnership. Qualifying donations will support teacher education, students with scholarships and training in Detroit; advance curriculum development, implementation and evaluation; and further the professional growth of Detroit educators. 

  7. Detroit Kids Matter: Two educators establish organization to support Detroit youth

    An important aspect of their mission is to continue building meaningful partnerships with businesses and organizations in the Detroit area that support and advance Detroit youth. Detroit Kids Matter is an online business with occasional pop-ups. 

  8. Mutual benefit guides U-M’s work with Detroit partners

    The task force’s report on engagement in Detroit is used as a guide across campus to ensure that research and engagement projects are conducted in an equitable and mutually beneficial manner. The task force was chaired by Robert Sellers, vice provost and chief diversity officer, and included representatives from all areas of campus.

  9. Q&A: Darin Stockdill talks about the need for Detroit River curriculum in middle school

    “The other thing we want students to learn, and this is central to the work of the historian Tiya Miles, is that slavery is a part of the history of Detroit and Ontario. It’s not just this terrible thing that happened in the U.S. South. Their stories of survival and resistance are important, and we can learn from them and be inspired today, on both sides of the river.”
    ~ Darin Stockdill