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Cornerstone Schools will stand by our students for life and provide them the tools to live fully sustainable lives. Partner Mornings are unique to Cornerstone Schools. Five times per year, for two hours, members of the community join a class and connect with the students on a personal level.
We believe that relationships with others outside of the the students' circle of influence provides awareness of what is possible in life. You won't believe the impact. The class is just about to start and students are seated and logging in to their laptops. It is early in the morning on the second week of school and this Microsoft TEALS class is full of young men, and one young woman, eager to learn more about computer science and technology.
Learn More About Us. For 25 years Cornerstone has delivered educational excellence. Parents, teachers, administrators, businesses, and hundreds of individual volunteers have contributed greatly, and formed a community, to build this nationally renowned Cornerstone school system — a gold standard for urban education. We are now looking ahead at the next 25 years. In a competitive global economy, excellent academics have always been the price of entry to a successful career, but our Cornerstone students receive more than just classroom learning.
Our innovative career pathways programs expose students to the real work world, and prepare them to launch successful careers. This ensures that every student, whether they follow a traditional four-year college degree track, or enter a skilled trade, is well prepared to support themselves, and their families, and help the next generation to do the same. Our growth and vision is in step with the rebirth of Detroit. We want not only to keep, but also attract, families to our great city.
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Alan has helped build Fox 2 News Morning into a ratings juggernaut, by combining his signature blend of seasoned journalism with an uncanny knack for making every guest, from politicians to entertainers, feel welcome and at ease. He has successfully completed the National Urban Fellows: Jason resides in Southfield, Michigan with his wife Nicole and 2 children.
In Aubrey was recognized for his work on the Diversity and Inclusion Council. In addition to his work at Merrill Lynch, Aubrey is very active within the metropolitan Detroit community. He is a graduate and past trustee of the Leadership Detroit program. He is a past board of director member of the Detroit Urban League, past president of the National Association of Securities Professionals-Detroit chapter.
Aubrey led Kingdom Advisors for 2 years. Aubrey and his family were part of the effort to deliver 2 million meals to families around the world in Adrian has developed strong partnerships in Metro-Detroit. Jack Martin is a respected public servant who brings decades of public and private sector expertise in finance and public education to Detroit Public Schools.
He has served three U. Department of Education, and as acting director of the U. He is most proud of the fact that he is a product of Detroit Public Schools. Sterling Massey was born and raised in Detroit. He currently lives near Grand Rapids with his wife and three children. After earning degrees in social work and family therapy, Sterling worked as a social worker for 23 years. He was also an addictions treatment consultant for the Michigan Department of Corrections, director of treatment services for Project Rehab Inc.
He quadrupled revenues in 2 years and he formed Massey State Farm in Sterling founded Financial Stewardship Ministries in The organization teaches healthy financial planning using the bible as its guide -Free of charge. Frank is a youth advocate who mentors and coaches young leaders, as part of the program, to educate their peers about the incidence of violence in the city and ways to prevent it. Under his leadership, teen boys and girls become catalysts for change by improving attitudes about violence and drugs.
He assisted youth leaders with forming the Youth Initiatives Project in , when youth across the city advocated for improved policies addressing safety concerns involving children. YIP is recognized as one of the premier youth-led programs in Detroit. C, is interim vice president for student affairs and enrollment management at Oakland University.
Prior to this appointment he served as assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of student life. An inspirational leader on campus and in the community, McIntosh assists youth and adults with a wide variety of academic, behavioral, emotional, financial and family-related challenges. An avid bodybuilder and former Mr. He is also a licensed professional counselor. Darrell Middleton is executive vice president, operations and business performance for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.
This includes orchestrating initiatives that involve and connect people, processes, technology and service. Middleton oversees operational functions including information technology, enrollment, billing and claims processing as well as customer service and program management. He leads corporate efforts to improve business performance through cost and operational efficiencies.
Under his leadership, BCBSM has created a sustainable workplace culture based on high performance and accountability. He came to the Blues in as a senior vice president. Prior to that, Middleton was a group vice president for the controls business at Johnson Controls Inc.
He also has held executive leadership positions at Honeywell and PepsiCo. He is a graduate of Kent State University with degrees in business and industrial management.
Middleton and his wife, Lynn, have three children. He has been married for 15 years, and is a father of four children. Born and raised in Detroit he has found numerous ways to give back. He has supplied over jobs to formerly incarcerated men while equipping them with life skills. As minister of Muhammad Mosque 1 he leads a respected Muslim community that works in the streets of Detroit feeding and clothing the needy, manhood training, woman programs, and community development.
Carl is a native of Detroit. He graduated from Cranbrook and went on to graduate from Morehouse College with a dual degree in accounting and finance.
In after 15 years of honing his skills in accounting and finance he ventured into the world of staffing providing top level accounting and finance resources on a contractual basis. In December of Carl decided to joined forces with Arthur Gluzman to form the Global Consulting team, where as managing partner Carl heads up the project and staffing divisions.
The foundation gives young men access to educational opportunities beyond high school. This event brings together leaders from throughout the Detroit Metro area to counsel kids on the profession of their dreams. Most recently, Steve has played an integral role on the Detroit Blight Removal Task Force, where he is assisting in developing a plan to efficiently eradicate blight in the city of Detroit.
In addition, Ogden assists the acquisitions and finance teams, focusing on tax credits and other public financing incentives. Ogden also serves or has served as a board member to many local non-profit and community-based organizations, including Habitat for Humanity, Music Hall for Performing Arts, Detroit Discovery Museum, and the Eastside Emergency Center, Inc. Ogden is a graduate of Michigan State University where he studied public policy.
Ogden is also an ordained elder at Calvary Presbyterian Church in Detroit. He is a proud graduate of the Pontiac School System. Solon currently serves as the deputy chief of staff to the Wayne County Executive. In this role, he helps craft policy decisions on behalf of an organization that services 1.
He continued his work for the Democratic Party in , serving as the Detroit lead for Generation Forty Four, the official young professionals fundraising program of Obama for America.
Solon is also a past president and board member of the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association. He remains passionate about young people and his commitment to programs that provide them with opportunities for growth and development. His practice focuses on the defense of employers facing labor and employment challenges. Pitts defends individual and class action lawsuits at the state and federal level and he provides assistance during administrative agency investigations. He has more than 30 years of litigation experience on behalf of public and private employers, having served as lead counsel in numerous high-stakes employment discrimination trials and complex litigation matters.
He is also a member of the Wolverine Bar Association and the D. Pitts is also active in the community and has been a member of the board of directors for the Black United Fund of Michigan, Inc.
Practicing law 30 years, expertise is commercial litigation, compliance, and regulatory matters. Rasul is an adjunct law professor. President of the D.
Rasul is a 3rd degree Black Belt in Isshinryu Karate, is married to Antoinette Raheem, an attorney, and has four children. Royster is known for the red rose made into his suit lapels which he wears in memory of his daughter, a University of Michigan senior who was an innocent victim of gun violence.
Royster is a sought after speaker, addressing schools, churches, youth and adult audiences motivating them to action. His ultimate goal is saving a generation one student at a time.
Marvin is a recognized leader for managing successful teams with consistent development of his staff through proactive coaching and leadership. Marvin serves as a mentor and youth volunteer athletic coach. Marvin is a member of the Detroit Economic Club. He attended Detroit Renaissance High School graduating in , and thereafter received his undergraduate degree in telecommunications from Michigan State University in Tyrone began serving his country as a member of the United States Army Reserve from which he was honorably discharged in While under the tutelage of this respected legislator, Sanders developed a passion for politics.
In his free time, Tyrone does pro bono legal work and actively participates in other worthwhile causes, including business, civic, social and political organizations. In addition, he has served on various boards and commissions, including: Tyrone and his wife Tanisha have three wonderful children — Lauryn, Bryce and Ayden. Also, they are active members of Mt. Before his appointment, he served as an advisor to the Michigan Department of Treasury, providing financial and strategic planning services to the City of Highland Park.
While serving as chief of staff, he developed and lobbied the establishment of a pension reform ordinance to reduce city expenditures on annuity payments and prohibit the distribution of excess earnings. Saunders also served as senior advisor to the Detroit City Council President. As an advisor to the Council President, he provided input and insight on major contracts, budget, pension, and labor issues.
State Senator Virgil K. Smith was born and raised in Detroit. Smith served for three consecutive terms as a State Representative, where he chaired the Insurance Committee, overseeing a bi-partisan body of 17 legislators. Smith has been hailed for his: Strong ability to develop and maintain relationships with key individuals and organizations in both Lansing and Detroit; skill in influencing policy, and expansive knowledge of the governmental infrastructure on the local, state, and federal levels.
His notable legislative accomplishments include the successful sponsorship and passage of public acts that: A lifelong Detroiter from a family with a long tradition of public service, he has spent his career working to improve the quality of life for all Detroit residents. He also currently serves as the vice chair of the powerful Energy and Technology Committee and is a member of the Health and Education Policy Committees.
As a legislator Rep. Stallworth has been a champion for wrap around support services for students, childhood lead poisoning prevention, energy affordability and access to healthcare for the thousands of uninsured citizens in Michigan.
He is the proud father of 4 and grandfather of 2 children who inspire his commitment to providing a safe, secure and prosperous future for Michigan. Steward is the senior vice president of Human Resources for DTE Energy, a Detroit-based company serving three million electric and gas utility customers in Michigan and involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses nationwide.
As chief human resources officer, Steward, is responsible for talent management, organizational effectiveness, total compensation, labor relations, and workplace health and safety strategies that shape and support corporate business strategies. As the leader of one of the oldest service-oriented organizations founded by African-American men, Mark Stewart Tillman has dedicated over two decades of service to making the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity a positive change agent in the eyes the community it serves.
From his more than 20 years as an administrator with Highland Park Community College to his second career as a public health officer and advocate, Dr. Trent has worked tirelessly and strategically to improve the lives of people in southeast Michigan. He retired from the City of Detroit in and now serves as vice president for programs for Detroit Recovery Project. His complete devotion to creating effective strategies to serve people in recovery has been recognized by leaders ranging from former President George W.
Bush to former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm. Trent founded REAL Recovery Education, Advocacy and Leaders Michigan, a nonprofit political action organization that organizes and mobilizes members of the recovery community to advocate for policy issues that support recovery. He began his career in labor, business and public administration in interning with the United Steelworkers of America International Union.
While assigned, he studied collective bargaining procedures and campaign organization working with Human Affairs and the Political Action and Affirmative Action Committees. In , he was appointed by incoming Sheriff Benny N.
Turner is married and has three children. Charismatic and kind, he has proven himself a fierce entrepreneur; skilled at breaking down barriers and exceeding expectations while providing exceptional customer service to clients around the globe. Engaging his great faith in God and unparalleled work ethic, Andrew has effectively transformed CPI-a business launched twenty-two years ago from his kitchen table, into the number one graduated 8A Small Minority Owned Disadvantaged Business firm in Michigan.
Today Communication Professionals Inc. CPI boasts impressive product listings of more than three million and has thousands of strategic partnerships. Happily married to his high school sweetheart Verlinda for thirty-nine years, Andrew is the proud father of three sons Nate, John and David. He has served as the head Deacon at his church Word of Faith International Christian Center for nearly twenty years and also mentors young Christian entrepreneurs.
His company specializes in affordable and market rate housing, senior living and historical preservation. He has won the prestigious Terry R. Duvernay Award for affordable housing, the highest award that can be received for affordable housing in Michigan.
Wheeler is a highly respected professional with over 15 years of experience in community relations and philanthropic activities, specializing in community and corporate partnerships and relationship building.
He is a former mayoral appointee, serving as the community relations liaison for Mayor Dave Bing and the City of Detroit. He has extensive experience in community outreach, mentoring, and fostering partnerships to support educational achievement. Do you know what to bring, who to talk to, and how to cover it in a way that is balanced and contextualized? Long the site of sit-ins, protests, and acts of civil disobedience, college campuses have, once again, become flash points for broader debates around race, free speech, and other highly-emotive issues.
In an era when data is more accessible than ever, how can journalists convey that information in a compelling way that gets beyond the numbers? One strategy is to convert the data into visual representations that help to tell the story. Such visuals range from elaborate, interactive maps to a simple dot. Once it was the biggest school district in the state. And unlike most other school districts in the state, most of the defections in Minneapolis are occurring among black families.
The 9, departing black students make up more than half of the districtwide total, according to a Star Tribune analysis of state enrollment data. The bus cruising through Eden Prairie neighborhoods in the morning looks like any other yellow school bus.
For some, the trip is 30 minutes one way and requires a change of buses. They still are, but as the academy enters its sixth full year, its student outcomes are drawing praise from a variety of sources, even while administrators note that steep challenges remain. The advisory panel, however, is set to expire on Sept. More Hispanic students are taking the ACT college-entrance exam, and in some states their scores inched up, new data show. But the achievement gap persists for the class of , with many Hispanic students failing to meet benchmarks for university-level work.
Board of Education , the landmark U. Felton found nearly school districts still under federal orders to desegregate, but many of them have failed to submit the requisite progress reports. What do teachers learn from their most challenging students — the interrupters, the ones who push back or whose difficult home lives spill over into the classroom? The tour will start at 10 a. Please be at the entryway at 9: Poor schools in urban and rural areas have something in common: Then she started shopping for child-care centers and got hit with sticker shock.
And some education leaders are speaking out this week in favor of protecting the program. Hurricane Harvey has pummeled Texas , with the greatest concentration of flooding in the Houston area. Local school districts that had intended to kick off the new academic year this week are instead assessing the damages to campuses, and preparing to help students and families displaced by the storm.
The figure — which covers education at all levels — is double the total 20 years earlier. At the same time, even as local schools were generally viewed favorably in the national survey, parents said they would consider taking advantage of vouchers for private or religious schools if the price was right.
Nick Roll of Inside Higher Ed discusses the situation and how postsecondary institutions are responding. How do universities balance respect for free speech with concerns about cultivating an inclusive campus environment?
When it comes to arts education, geography matters. Their experiences highlight the significant educational challenges facing Native communities in the U. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — or DACA — continues to make headlines, with several bills introduced in Congress this month aimed at protecting undocumented young immigrants who were brought to the U. DACA provides recipients access to higher education, putting educators on the front lines of the debate over undocumented youth.
Many colleges and universities have created special websites or designated personnel to help DACA students navigate college and feel safe on campus.
But increasingly, parents are taking on a new, potentially powerful, role — activist. Arizona State University, in an effort to break new ground around the engagement of Latinos in the political process, has created a new chair on the topic and hired a top political scientist, Rodney Hero, to fill the post.
The new chair is just the latest move by ASU, which serves nearly , students, to enhance its Hispanic programs as its Latino enrollment has increased to about 20 percent.
How to recruit and retain teachers of color. A bilingual ed townhall meeting. Christian-oriented universities recruiting Hispanic students. Paying for college is No. Starting July 15, high school seniors who are Hispanic, from low-income backgrounds and believe they have strong leadership credentials can apply for a private scholarship to cover virtually all college expenses.
Liz Bowie, a reporter for The Baltimore Sun, pushed for clarity on the coded language. Keith Woods, the vice president of newsroom training and diversity at NPR, has an antidote for you: Reach out beyond the familiar faces to more diverse sources. The prize, awarded by the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, recognizes a public charter school management organization that has demonstrated high academic achievement, particularly for low-income students and students of color.
Educators in Puerto Rico are getting support from the American Federation of Teachers in their efforts to thwart a plan to close schools as a way of helping the island deal with its financial crisis.
A teacher shortage in Oklahoma. Data-driven analysis of the Detroit School Board election. The impact of an influx of Central American youths on a high-poverty Oakland school. More Separate, Still Unequal. The rapid improvement over the past decade in Washington, D.
But officials with the District of Columbia Public Schools remain concerned that too many students still slip through the cracks, with 31 percent failing to graduate high school on time, based on the most recent DCPS data.
The National Center for Education Statistics this month released a congressionally mandated annual report summarizing development and trends in education. The Condition of Education reports some of the latest data by race and ethnicity. When students from the Pathways in Technology Early College High School — or P-TECH in Brooklyn — graduate today with an associate degree as well as their high school diplomas, it will be much more than a formality, according to founding principal Rashid Davis.
To commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the U. Ask the principal of any U. Andrea Purcell, the principal of an all-girls charter school, is no different, despite the fact that her group of or so high school-aged students are among the most at-risk for dropping out. A recent Baltimore Sun series by reporters Liz Bowie and Erica Green offers a penetrating look at issues of race and segregation in Maryland public schools.
The four-part project, supported by an EWA Reporting Fellowship, examines hurdles to school integration, community resistance to redrawing boundary lines, and how well-intentioned efforts to create more diverse campuses often fall short. And in a landmark ruling, the Kansas Supreme Court has ordered the state to address significant shortfalls in how its public schools are funded, citing low academic achievement by black, Hispanic, and low-income students as among the deciding factors.
At 10 years old, Audrey Campos is the one who helps her year-old cousin communicate with their grandparents. Unlike her cousin, Audrey speaks Spanish. She spent 80 percent of her day learning in Spanish that first year, though now Audrey speaks and hears mostly English in school. How can education reporters make the most of their access to classrooms, teachers, students, and families?
The level of trust that middle school students of color have for their teachers could have long-term impacts on whether or not they enroll in college, according to a new study published in the journal Child Development. Researchers drew a nationally representative sample of students from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of who were followed through the end of their fifth-grade year.
Nearly half lived in poverty. Last summer, the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics convened a meeting of education deans from Hispanic-serving institutions across the country to brainstorm ideas for getting more Latinos into the teaching profession.
The group recently released a white paper with their recommendations — among them a challenge to recognize and remove implicit bias in education. How did Connolly The Memphis Commercial Appeal gain such extraordinary access to the students, educators, and families of this school community? And how are real world realities pressuring public schools to redefine expectations for student success? Undocumented immigrants in Georgia who came to the U.
I recently sat down with her at the U. The ability to speak more than one language can enhance brain function, academic performance and business acumen, linguistic experts said at a U. House of Representatives briefing Tuesday, making the case for a greater emphasis on multilingual education in American schools. More low-income Hispanic families are enrolling their children in early childhood care and education services, narrowing long-standing racial gaps in participation of these programs, new research shows.
Children of undocumented immigrants represent a growing share of U. And what are some of the in-school and extracurricular programs that students say are making a difference?
Pignolet also looks at the the Tennessee Promise program, which provides free community college classes to qualified students, and assigns a mentor to help guide them. After months of controversy surrounding a proposed Mexican-American studies textbook that critics called racist and inaccurate, the Texas State Board of Education voted this week to reject its adoption. The board rejected the textbook on Wednesday , with one board member absent.
The Los Angeles Times reports:. The long, strange election cycle came to an end Tuesday with the election of Donald Trump as the next president. However, researchers know little about whether the socioeconomic gap in parenting has increased over time.
Even after Congress passes them and the president signs them, federal agencies can take actions —through writing regulations — that change their impact considerably. Craig Brock teaches high school science in Amarillo, Texas, where his freshman biology students are currently learning about the parts of a cell.
But since many of them are refugee children who have only recently arrived in the U. But first, it must more than double the number of Hispanic students it enrolls. The fate of the U. Skip to main content Skip to site navigation. K Education The U. Higher Education Diversity and demographics are central to key debates in postsecondary education. Read more Original article. September 25, Beth Hawkins The September 10, Rebecca Klein HuffPost.
Richard Carranza is eager to talk about segregation. August 30, Trisha Powell Crain Al. August 28, Emily Richmond. Courts and colleges are struggling to develop consistent policies about these animals. August 15, Moriah Balingit Washington Post.
August 14, Staff Public Source. Is the way Pennsylvania funds public education the reason some students are left behind? August 13, Trisha Powell Crain Al.
August 9, Melinda Anderson The Atlantic. August 7, Cleve R. August 3, Alvin Chang Vox. By the fall, an astounding portion of them never show up to college. July 31, Renata Sago Marketplace. July 30, NPR. August 9, - 2: Back to School Webinar Slides Read more. Download Meredith Richards' tipsheet on school segregation Read more.
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From Prison to Ph. About the Entry For promising students at one low-income high school, the road to college is marked by hope, frustration, and limited choices. Undocumented on Campus Entry Credit. About the Entry After being turned away from universities due to their uncertain immigration status, determined students — aided by professors sympathetic to their plight — find another way to continue their educations.
About the Entry Chronicle of Higher Education reporter Julia Schmaltz explores complex issues including race, class, and campus free speech in a series of short films.
Eight-part television series for the network Viceland. Premiered July 17, March 6, Emily Richmond. March 6, Marquita Brown. March 1, Kavitha Cardoza Education Week. February 26, Erik Robelen Elizabeth Thorne. January 30, Emily Richmond. Career and technical education CTE. January 30, - 1: January 16, Emily Richmond. December 20, Emily Richmond. May 16, - May 18, February 15, - February 16, Michele Siqueiros recalled the day she arrived on a college campus.
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September 1, Allison Kowalski. August 29, Emily Richmond. August 17, David Loewenberg. Read more Deferred Children Action Arrivals. July 31, David Loewenberg. July 17, Debbie Cafazzo Erik Robelen. July 7, Marquita Brown.
Tired of interviewing the same people? A wrap-up of education news this week involving or affecting Latino students: June 12, Linda K. Here are a few highlights of the report: June 4, Jamaal Abdul-Alim Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. May 29, Emily Richmond. May 17, Emily Richmond. March 7, Emily Richmond. February 22, Natalie Gross.
February 17, Natalie Gross. February 14, Natalie Gross. February 9, Natalie Gross. February 7, Natalie Gross. Kriste Dragon grew up in Atlanta, a mixed-race child in a segregated school system. January 25, Natalie Gross. January 23, Natalie Gross. January 18, Emily Richmond. January 18, Natalie Gross. January 9, Emily Richmond. January 4, Natalie Gross. January 3, Natalie Gross. This interview has been edited for length. December 12, Natalie Gross. December 8, Natalie Gross.
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Welcome to Cornerstone Education Group. A Pillar of Education in Detroit. School House Icon. 3. Schools. Student Reading Icon. 2, Students. Graduation. Married to and worked with Cleve Abbott who trained black women Olympic champion runners, and developed Francis Albrier Reel 4: Side 1. In the fall of , the country reached a demographic milestone: For the first time , black, Hispanic, Asian and Native American children made up the majority of.