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

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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