In the Absence of Color

Below is an excerpt from a February 5, 2018 blog post by Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning’s Instructional Coach, Dr. Tambrelyn Quick. Please click here for the full blog post. 

Who will make the true commitment to educate our children? It is not an easy task. Many decades of educational neglect have taken its toll. The work is hard. But, it is rewarding and the children are worth both the extra effort and greater level of commitment.

Teachers of color arise! You are so desperately needed. You know our children. You know their struggle. You have been there. You connect with them. Are you the only ones who can educate our children? Certainly not. Any teacher who has the heart to connect, can. Let’s join forces and eradicate illiteracy and achievement gaps together. As our civil rights icons did, let’s walk arm-in-arm and hand-in-hand with our neighbors who have taken on the challenge of educating our children.

Click here for the full text of the blog.

MI Ranks Last for African American Students in Early Literacy

Ed Trust President and CEO on Proposed Federal Budget Cuts









Ed Trust President and CEO and former Education Secretary joins Comedy Central’s Jordan Klepper on “The Opposition” to talk about proposed federal budget cuts to education.

Capital Update

The House Workforce and Talent Development Committee, will meet today at 9:00am in Room 326 of the House Office Building. The agenda will include a presentation on K-12 Online Education.

The Governor’s Executive Budget recommendations will be released tomorrow, February 7, 2018. The recommendations will be posted here.

Noteworthy News

Tweet of the Week

#TodayInBlackHistory: February 1, 1960 Four African American students, Ezell A. Blair, Jr., David L. Richmond, Joseph A. McNeil, and Franklin E. McCain, sat at a segregated Woolworth lunch counter in Greensboro, North Carolina and began the Greensboro sit-ins. #OTD #BlackHistory