U-M partners on new cradle-to-career education center at Marygrove College in Detroit

(left to right) University of Michigan President Dr. Mark Schlissel, IHM President Sr. Jane Herb, Starfish CEO Ann Kalass, University of Michigan Dean of the School of Education Dr. Elizabeth Moje, Marygrove College President Dr. Elizabeth Burns, The Kresge Foundation President and CEO Rip Rapson.

The University of Michigan is one of several organizations coming together to form a cradle-to-career educational partnership on the campus of Marygrove College, to include a state-of-the-art early childhood education center, a new K-12 school and the introduction of an innovative teacher education program modeled after hospital residency programs.

The P-20 Partnership – one of the first in the nation – is backed with a $50 million commitment from The Kresge Foundation, marking the largest philanthropic investment in history into a Detroit neighborhood. The investment places education at the center of community revitalization efforts in the Livernois-McNichols district in northwest Detroit.

This landmark educational campus – which will offer prenatal services through graduate school studies with wrap-around services and community programs – is being jointly developed through a partnership including Kresge, the University of Michigan School of Education (U-M SOE), Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD), the Marygrove Conservancy, Marygrove CollegeStarfish Family ServicesIFF, and the Detroit Collaborative Design Center of the University of Detroit Mercy.

Read more here.http://www.soe.umich.edu/news_events/news/article/detroit_teaching_school_partnership_announced/

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