FEB 21-22 | DFS “Ed Talks” featuring Grace Lee Boggs, Nate Walker, and Patrick Camangian, Ph.D.


Detroit Future Schools invites all educators, youth, parents and community members to join us for two important conversations about the purpose of education and the practice of transforming classrooms for a more just, creative, and collaborative world. These panels will be taking place in conjunction with the Detroit Future Schools Rida Institute. Both events are free and

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Inside Detroit Future Schools: Creating Intergenerational Relationships


This is the first part in a series of blog posts that will highlight lessons emerging from Detroit Future Schools. Our goal is to make our work to humanize schooling in Detroit “open-source” and accessible to other educators. Below, Ammerah Saidi, DFS Program Director, reflects on the process of creating intergenerational relationships between students and adults.

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Detroit Future Schools is an in-school digital media arts program committed to humanizing schooling in Detroit and beyond. We work in a small number of anchor schools where we develop and evaluate core instructional practices. We then share our best practices through the DFS Network, a local and national network of teachers, artists and community members.

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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. The question “what is the purpose of education?” frames the Institute, as participants explore the educational theories of Paolo Freire, Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Eleanor Duckworth,James Boggs and Grace Lee Boggs and others. THE RIDA INSTITUTE Are you a K-12 classroom teacher

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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. WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO IMAGINE A NEW WAY OF SCHOOLING? Detroit Future Schools gathered parents, artists, students, teachers, community members, and youth organizers from across Metro-Detroit

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