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A Detroit Future Schools classroom at Henry Ford Academy

The Classroom is Yours: Practices for self-governance

This is the second part in a series of blog posts highlighting lessons emerging from Detroit Future Schools. Detroit Future Schools is an AMP Sponsored Project.

Detroit Future Schools' goal is to make our work to humanize schooling in Detroit "open-source" and accessible to other educators. Below, Nate Mullen, DFS Lead Artist, reflects on student-facilitated debates as a practice of self-governance.

DFS Rida Institute Transforms Teachers

"How do you tap into students’ resiliency and channel their personal frustration and dissatisfaction against the social system that undermines their humanity?"

Boggs School student Zoe Walker, posing for a Detroit Future Schools project

LISTEN | Detroit Future Schools on Michigan Radio: "Making school more human"

Michigan Radio recently broadcast an excellent radio story on how Detroit Future Schools is making school more human. This piece provides a peek into how DFS is integrating media, technology, and art into core subject matter, from social studies to math, while supporting students in developing positive social values and characteristics.

FEB 21-23, 2014: The Detroit Future Schools Rida Institute

From February 21-23, 2014, the Rida Institute will offer a three day crash-course in re-imagining what is possible within our schools.

Photo by Vanessa Miller

Reflections on the first Detroit Future Schools Network Gathering

On June 20, 2013, Detroit Future Schools organized its first ever Network Gathering as part of the 15th annual Allied Media Conference. Ammerah Saidi, Program Coordinator of DFS, shares her experience.