Flint Community Schools Board of Education opens search for new superintendent

Flint Community Schools Board of Education opens search for new superintendent

The Flint Community Schools (FCS) Board of Education has opened a formal search process for the superintendent position and hopes to identify a new leader for the district by September. Interim Superintendent Gregory Weatherspoon has been serving on a temporary basis since March 2018. Candidates must have prior K-12 teaching experience; the ability to be […]

Flint Community Schools graduates 223 students

Flint Community Schools graduates 223 students

Parent, friends and teachers celebrated the graduation of 223 Flint Community Schools students on June 6 at Whiting Auditorium. Graduates were from Flint Southwestern Classical Academy, Flint Northwestern and the Accelerated Learning Academy. “I will remember this night forever,” says Malika Triplett, Flint Southwestern Classical Academy graduate. “My classmates and I have worked hard to […]

YouthQuest recruits students to help stop summer slide

YouthQuest recruits students to help stop summer slide

Some call it “summer slide,” the decline in learning that occurs during sunny, carefree weeks between June and September when most students are out of school. While some parents and teachers encourage independent reading or enrichment programs that keep youth engaged, academic research suggests more educational strengthening is important. YouthQuest, an initiative administered by the […]

Artistic Visions Enterprise leads new ‘Rites of Passage’ effort mold future leaders

Artistic Visions Enterprise leads new ‘Rites of Passage’ effort mold future leaders

DeWaun E. Robinson is inspired when he observes “Rites of Passage” program students assembling at Hamady High School. As part of the ongoing mentoring initiative Robinson launched through Artistic Visions Enterprise in January, the youth gather for regular sessions that involve everything from black history studies to short meditation. At the onset of the program […]

170 Flint and Genesee County high school students to be honored as Black Scholars by Urban League

170 Flint and Genesee County high school students to be honored as Black Scholars by Urban League

For the 36th year, promising seniors from high schools across Flint and Genesee County will be recognized for their achievements at the Urban League of Flint’s Salute to Black Scholars on Wednesday, May 16 at Kettering University. No matter what challenges any teenager faces, these 170 individuals honored by the Urban League and the Flint […]

Flint launches community-wide literacy campaign

Flint launches community-wide literacy campaign

Flint Community Schools want students to start flexing their literacy muscles year-round. In partnership with the Mayor Karen Weaver’s office and other community supporters, the school district has launched “Extra, Extra Read All About It” to encourage families to read during non-classroom days and times. Flint Community Schools Superintendent Bilal Tawwab, Flint Director of Community […]

CONNECT program gives literacy a lift for first graders in Flint

CONNECT program gives literacy a lift for first graders in Flint

Flint Community Schools is raising its literacy mission to a level beyond classroom lessons. Adding their talents and energy to the efforts of local teachers are central office employees who’ve launched a new program that combines reading with mentoring. Sixty first graders have begun meeting with Flint Community Schools central office team members for CONNECT […]

Linkin’ Bridge to headline Genesee District Library’s Black History Month Brunch

Linkin’ Bridge to headline Genesee District Library’s Black History Month Brunch

If you’re a fan of America’s Got Talent you probably remember Linkin’ Bridge. The a cappella group made it to the finals in 2016. Here’s your chance to see them live. Linkin’ Bridge will headline the Genesee District Library’s 17th Annual Black History Month Brunch on Saturday, Feb. 3 at the Genesys Conference & Banquet Center […]

Youth mentor’s anti-bullying campaign making a difference in lives of Flint youth

Youth mentor’s anti-bullying campaign making a difference in lives of Flint youth

The 13-year-old’s confession caught her mother by surprise. Tracy Palmer knew her daughter had experienced bullying, but she hadn’t known the full extent. Hiding in restrooms, panic attacks and other daily stress were often part of the student’s school day. “She opened up and told us things we had never even talked about,” Palmer recalls. […]

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