Detroit Promise Featured by White House

Detroit Promise Featured by White House

May 12, 2016

The MEEF supported Detroit Promise was featured in a recent White House factsheet. The Detroit scholarship program was featured as one of 27 communities that has committed to making tuition-free community college education available to resident students this past year. “Every American, whether they’re young or just young at heart, should be able to earn the…

Detroit is making first two years of college free

Detroit is making first two years of college free

April 17, 2016

The Detroit Promise Scholarship was featured in a RYOT media video. RYOT wrote: “Two years of college education just became free for high school students in Detroit. The city has announced that high school graduates will be given two years of free college tuition at a community college to help aid students aspiring for a higher…

Detroit Promise will solidify MEEF scholarship program

March 23, 2016

Building on a MEEF supported scholarship program, Detroit establishes a Promise Zone to assure that every high school graduate from the city will be guaranteed two years of tuition-free college education. The Detroit Promise Zone Authority, established by Mayor Mike Duggan and the Detroit City Council, will set aside a portion of revenue growth from…

Fordham Institute Report on Education Reform Includes EAA

June 12, 2015

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute recently released a report that focuses on a number of school reform districts across the nation, including the Education Achievement Authority of Michigan (EAA). ‘Redefining the School District in America’ offers a status update of EAA’s progress since it experienced a change in leadership with the appointment of Veronica Conforme…

First Lady Michelle Obama Attends Detroit’s First College Signing Day

May 1, 2015

When first lady Michelle Obama became a freshmen at Princeton University in New Jersey, the Chicago native couldn’t figure out what classes to take or which building they were in. She was overwhelmed and lonely. But she took a few deep breaths and made a plan. Obama found an adviser, made lifelong friends at the…

Pershing Doughbots Compete in State Robotics Finals

April 10, 2015

They’re a rookie team. And there are only three of them. But what they lack in size they more than make up for in enthusiasm and confidence. That’s been key to the success this year for the Pershing Doughbots, the robotics team from Pershing High School in Detroit, an Education Achievement Authority school. In their…