Koby Levin Chalkbeat Detroit Published 9:01 AM EDT Apr 8, 2019 Michelle Villa’s mind was made up. She would finally pull her kids out of the Southwest Detroit Community School, the tiny charter school her older son Anthony has attended since it opened with help from tennis star Andre Agassi in 2013. Villa was committed to the school from very beginning, when she donned a hard hat to tour the building with other prospective parents. She kept her children enrolled as five principals — almost one per year — tried and failed to contend with relentless teacher turnover and poor academic results. But when she pulled her white pickup truck into the parking lot for another board meeting last week, she wasn’t interested in the latest turnaround plans. She was thinking about the reasons why her younger son’s third-grade classroom had already lost two teachers this year. “As a parent, it’s alarming,” Villa said. … [Read more...] about Southwest Detroit Community School may close as parents lose hope
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Everybody likes awards and shiny things. Five Star Review is our way of catering to that urge, spotlighting key sequences and performances, in-game oddities, puzzling quotes, and everything in between from each Sixers game. This space offers a chance to reflect further on observations from the night before using video, quotes, and good old-fashioned logic. You should all know how a five-star scale works: a five-star performance is the best of the best, a one-star performance is the worst of the worst. Mistakes take precedent in defeat, excellence takes precedent in a victory. You get the picture and are encouraged to submit your own set of stars in the comment section below. Today's game: a massive win over the Indiana Pacers that pushed Philadelphia into the No. 3 slot in the East. Sixers' third-quarter defense In the first half, the Sixers looked like a team without a plan and without any hope of doing damage in the playoffs. Joel Embiid's rust combined with sloppiness … [Read more...] about Five Star Review: Sixers’ second half defense vs. Indiana is a blueprint for playoffs
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PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 20:07 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector.The list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. From top left: Jenna Ackerley, Anne Beckett-Allen, Katie Bannister, Jane Basham, Dayle Bayliss, Shayra Begum, Nicola Beach, Adele Bellis and Professor Emma Bond Pictures: WENDY AIKEN PHOTOGRAPHY/EDF ENERGY/BARRY ELEY/PHILIP MYNOTT/SUFFOLK COUNTY COUCIL/UNIVERSITY OF SUFFOLKJenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women
The Sixers' start to the year has been mildly disappointing, but there are positive signs all over the place for a young basketball team. Their franchise center is playing like an MVP candidate and will find himself at the heart of that conversation if the team starts playing better. Robert Covington's two-way play has been tremendous out of the gate, Landry Shamet has been a nice rookie surprise, and the team picked up a nice road win on national television Wednesday night.However, the focus is still squarely on the team's hypothetical backcourt of the future, which looks less like a future partnership and more like a pair of players that must be separate to succeed at this point. It is early, no doubt, but that dynamic has triggered all sorts of questions about whether the partnership will last.That's where we will start this week's mailbag, and we'll combine a couple reader questions into one idea. The truth of the matter is no one really knows how long this starting lineup … [Read more...] about Sixers mailbag: How long will the Ben Simmons, Markelle Fultz experiment last?