History of Detroit Future Schools


Allied Media Projects (AMP) is the founder and host organization of Detroit Future Schools. AMP produces the Allied Media Conference and supports art, media and technology projects that are advancing social justice through its Sponsored Projects Program. AMP’s mission is to cultivate media strategies for a more just, creative and collaborative world. In 2009, coming

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Welcome to the Detroit Future Schools’ Guide to Humanizing Schooling. What do we mean by “humanizing schooling”? Detroit philosopher and activist Grace Lee Boggs first issued a call for humanizing schooling in the late 90s, as she witnessed droves of young people dropping out of school. She interpreted these young people as “voting with their

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Acknowledgements Part One: Overview History of Detroit Future Schools DFS at a Glance Theory of Change Impact Part Two: Rida Framework Context Purpose & Principles Vision Skills & Curriculum 11 Essential Skills Metrics Part Three: Resources DFS Root Practices Training Basics

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