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Crain’s Detroit Business, Grad rates up, now comes real test, June 9, 2013

Detroit News, Grading Detroit schools: Volunteers make mark on classrooms, February 27, 2013

Detroit Free Press, Charter high school founded by Jalen Rose changes direction, staff heading into its second year, September 3, 2012

Detroit Free Press, A year inside Jalen Rose’s Detroit charter school, September 2, 2012

Thomas B. Fordham Institute, Understanding School Shoppers in Detroit, April 12, 2012

Detroit News, Most Detroit parents shop for schools, April 9, 2012

The Kellogg Foundation, Michigan Future, Inc., January 24, 2012
Lou Glazer and his colleagues founded Michigan Future, Inc., a non-partisan, nonprofit think tank nearly 20 years ago to develop ideas to help transform the state from a factory-based to a knowledge-based economy. While a think tank is an unexpected partner in administering high school education reform in Detroit’s urban ring, the evolution of Michigan Future’s work and insights led the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and other local foundations to call upon the organization to lead the laudable endeavor. Read more

The Wall Street Journal, From the Fab Five to the Three R’s, December 31, 2011

Fox 2 News, Three new Detroit high schools planned for 2012, September 20, 2011

NationalAlliance for Public Charter Schools, Don’t Forget the Motor City, November 18, 2010

Detroit News, Jalen Rose wins grant for new high school, September, 25, 2010

Detroit Free Press, Basketball star Jalen Rose helps announce new Detroit high schools, September 24, 2010

Crain’s Detroit Business, $2.8 million grant from Michigan Future Inc. to fund 4 new Detroit high schools, September 24, 2010

Detroit News, Four New Unique Schools, September 24, 2010

Teacher Revised, Michigan Future Schools: Saving Detroit One School at a Time, May 30,2010

Detroit Free Press, Job is to smooth the transition from high school to college, June 14, 2010

Detroit Free Press, A $200 million rebirth for Detroit schools, March 6, 2010

Metromode, Michigan Future secures $13M for Detroit schools, March 4, 2010

Ann, Michigan Future Offers New Model for Detroit School System, March 1, 2010

Crain’s Detroit Business, Plans for College Prep High Schools, March 1, 2010

Detroit News Editorial, “New effort should help create quality high schools in Metro Detroit,” November 2, 2009.