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Detroit Public Schools welcomes blended learning into the classroom
Monday, May 23, 2016
When blended learning—a mix of online instruction and live teachers—came to the classroom, some feared a battle of high tech versus high touch, a world of kids plugging into computers and the teacher rendered obsolete. But what has evolved at one Detroit school is a system of high tech
The strong, tolerant women leading Hamtramck
Thursday, May 19, 2016
While Hamtramck is a prominent cultural melting pot, it is also a municipality with strong women at the helm. Annamarie Sysling profiles the city's mayor, police chief, and city manager.
Crowdfunding creatives: House Opera begins buildout after successful fundraising campaign
Monday, May 16, 2016
Crowdfunding certainly isn’t unique to Detroit, but it’s definitely useful in a city where banks can be reluctant to dole out loans. That's why countless business and nonprofits like the event space House Opera are turning to crowdfunding.
From the Archives: The inaugural season of the Detroit City Futbol League
Terry Parris Jr.
Monday, May 09, 2016
The Detroit City Futbol League has been a mainstay of amateur soccer in the city, and done so with a lot of Detroit flare. We revisit the league's inaugural year, 2010, with a video from the archives.
Aviation Subdivision: A neighborhood in two cities
Friday, May 06, 2016
A tale of two cities...in one neighborhood. David Sands digs into the mystery of the Aviation Subdivision, a unique community straddling the border of Detroit and Dearborn.
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Detroit Revitalization Fellows hustle harder
Detroit Revitalization Fellows
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
In this video, three Detroit Revitalization Fellows talk about their day jobs, which are all focused on improving life in the city, and their extracurricular entrepreneurial activities, which do much the same.
TechTown SWOT City spreads opportunity to neighborhood businesses
New Economy Initiative
Tuesday, December 02, 2014
SWOT City empowers neighborhood businesses, providing them with expert analysis to help them identify their strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats.
Stories from the new economy: New Michigan Media
New Economy Initiative
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
New Michigan Media launched with the goal of cataloging minority media outlets throughout Michigan in order to build a network that could bring minority concerns and issues to a broader audience, tear down restrictive silos, and create stronger voices for minority communities at policy discussions. It had never been attempted.
Stories from the new economy: NEIdeas, rewarding ideas for business growth
New Economy Inititiative
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Last week, the New Economy Initiative launched NEIdeas, a challenge that will award $500,000 in prizes to existing businesses in Detroit, Hamtramck, and Highland Park.
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Corktown Farmers' Market returns this week
Organizers see the return of the market as an assertion of Corktown being the premier local food neighborhood the city.
Outdoor Education Center transforms vacant land in Osborn neighborhood
Small business contest seeks applicants for $50,000 award
April development news round-up: Retail, restaurants, and office space
Two new placemaking projects launched on city's east and west sides
Detroit outpaces rest of southeastern Michigan for new residential unit permits
Luxury apartments development hopes to draw residents to riverfront
Move over food trucks, a flower truck is coming to Detroit
Church in Midtown restores historic building to former glory
Wheelhouse Detroit to open new bike shop in downtown Hamtramck
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City of Detroit to offer municipal IDs by end of 2017
While not a replacement for a driver's license, municipal IDs will increase access to services for all Detroiters.
Source: City of Detroit
Unique program offers grants for "narrative shifting" Detroit video projects
Source: Allied Media Projects
Big Ideas+Small Projects wants you to present your small-scale project
Final year of NEI's challenge to grant local businesses a total of $500K
Week of events celebrating and supporting Detroit entrepreneurs starts May 2
Source: Build Institute
Biking institution celebrates coming of spring with annual open house
Source: Back Alley Bikes
Knight Arts Challenge Detroit accepting submissions now through May 2
Community space hosts small scale development "walk and talk" in downtown Hamtramck
Free Press talks to 50 Detroiters about the state of their city
Source: Detroit Free Press
Ron Scott, Detroit peace activist, dead at 68
Source: MLive & Detroit Free Press
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