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DPN's CEO, Sharlonda Buckman will join DPSCD


On behalf of its Board of Directors, Detroit Parent Network congratulates its CEO, Sharlonda Buckman, on her decision to join the cabinet of Dr. Nikolai Vitti, Superintendent of the Detroit Public Schools Community District. In her new role, Ms. Buckman will extend her reach as a parent advocate to all of Detroit’s parents. 


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Detroit Parents Opt Out of Testing... 
Lansing Should Listen

Story written by Nancy Kaffer of the Detroit Free Press

The 450-and-counting Detroit parents who've opted out of this year's state standardized tests are asking a simple question: Why?

City schools test low — predictably, because poverty is strongly correlated to poor academic performance, and the number of Detroit kids who live in poverty is unacceptably high — results the state uses to justify any number of punitive measures, most recently, threatening to close schools the state says are failing.

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