Harriet Tubman organizers work with Coming Together for a Better Detroit, a coalition of youth, parents, educators, faith leaders, and community agencies, to present public officials with solutions to issues related to education and educational institutions in urban areas.
Currently, the coalition is focusing on the following issues related to Quality Schools: early teacher assignment, college readiness tracker, new school design, charter management selection, increased bilingual access.
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February 7, 2011 Parents attend PICO National Education Organizing Conference in Oakland, California
March 10, 2011 Our Kids Come First (OKCF) meets with Robert Bobb to discuss Quality School demands
March 22, 2011 Coming Together for a Better Detroit - 900 people attend, quality school demands made
March 25, 2011 State Superintendent Michael Flanagan denies relationship to DPS decisions and EFM
March 29, 2011 Action in Lansing on State Superintendant and Governor regarding next DPS EFM
March 30, 2011 DPS releases letter to parents about Renaissance 2012 plan to close or charter schools
April 4, 2011 DPS announces contract with National Association of Charter School Authorizers (NACSA)
April 19, 2011 OKCF forms coalition with local agencies and teachers unions
June 6, 2011 OKCF demand a meeting with the new DPS Emergency Manager Roy Roberts
July 20, 2011 Video screening of testimonials collected for the "Got Teachers?" campaign