Soft bigotry of low expectations

Our Michigan Future Schools initiative is designed to create, at scale, open enrollment high schools in Detroit that graduate students college ready who ultimately earn college degrees. We provided funding to help start eleven new high schools. Continue to work…

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College access

There is a growing––but certainly not universal––understanding that the economic well being of the country and state are now highly dependent on the proportion of adults in the workforce with a college––particularly four year––degree. That human capital is the asset…

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DEPSA Early College of Excellence

Our Michigan Future Schools initiative is designed to launch new high schools serving students from the City of Detroit that not only will graduate nearly all students, have them enroll in college, but most importantly earn a two or four…

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Detroit parents as school shoppers

From its inception Michigan Future Schools understood that the schools it invests in need to be good at  operations, academics and student recruitment. All three matter. That in addition to financial support, MFS needed to help the schools it invests…

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New high school(s) competition

Our Michigan Future Schools (MFS) initiative is taking applications for grants and support services to help launch at least one new high school serving students from the City of Detroit in the fall of 2013. For those interested in applying…

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Our 2012 High Schools

Our Michigan Future Schools initiative proudly announces grants of $2.4 million to open three innovative new high schools that will challenge and support Detroit students as they prepare for college and careers. The schools will open to incoming freshmen in…

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What’s new at the accelerator

I haven't written for quite awhile about our high school accelerator – Michigan Future Schools. But we have been busy! Just as a reminder the accelerator is designed to help start at scale new quality high schools serving students from…

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Shopping for schools

At its core Michigan Future Schools and the broader Excellent Schools Detroit are designed to use the market place to reform schooling for Detroit children. State policy makes markets a viable reform strategy because, by and large, school funding follows…

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New High School Grants

We are now accepting applications for those interested in starting a new high school opening in the fall of 2012 serving students from the City of Detroit. The details can be found at Michigan Future Schools (MFS). For those of…

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