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DETROIT NEWS – DPSCD chief wants fresh start for literacy curriculum

February 13, 2018
Literacy is an educational milestone that remains elusive for some school children in Detroit. At Mumford High School and Academy,...
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Augenblick, Palaich and Associates & Picus, Odden and Associates Report

January 31, 2018
Executive Summary   Introduction   Augenblick, Palaich and Associates (APA), in partnership with Picus, Odden, and Associates (POA), was hired...
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The Mars Agency Volunteers!

July 27, 2017
The Mars Agency, and advertising firm in Southfield, MI, sent some employees to volunteer in our office today. They ask...
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Blossoms of Birmingham Donates Centerpieces for Ladies Luncheon

June 1, 2017
Beyond Basics is excited to announce that famed local florist Blossoms of Birmingham will be donating the floral table centerpieces...
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Detroit News: Stop the school reform merry-go-round

May 16, 2017
Education leaders should take a lesson from the medical world. The overprescription of antibiotics has led to a growing resistance...
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C.H.E.P. Volunteers!

April 21, 2017
A huge thank you to our volunteers from CHEP! We cannot thank these men and women enough. They assisted us...
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Push22 donates furniture and Budget Movers donates time

March 28, 2017
Push22 owner Mike Verville read about Beyond Basics in a recent Crain's Detroit Business article. He was in the process...
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DPS 3 finalists for superintendent post

March 20, 2017
Detroit school board names 3 finalists for superintendent post By Crain's Detroit Business After conducting a nationwide search, the Detroit...
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WJR Radio Interview, Keith Famie & Elijah

March 6, 2017
  WJR Radio Interview with Elijah, Keith Famie, and Beyond Basics By Steve Courtney Elijah Craft and Keith Famie being...
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Crain’s article Elijah’s story

March 6, 2017
Businesses aim high with literacy program Backers make solving Detroit schools' illiteracy crisis their business By Chad Livengood The battle...
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State pushes back timeline for school closures

February 24, 2017
State pushes back timeline for school closures By Lori Higgins, Detroit Free Press The State of Michigan is putting off...
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UHY staff volunteer at Detroit Public School

February 22, 2017
UHY staff volunteer at Detroit Public School By Sean McCabe Both interns and staff members from UHY Advisors' Michigan practice...
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EAA Chancellor Conforme’s new job

February 17, 2017
EAA Chancellor Veronica Conforme get new job By Loir Higgins Veronica Conforme, the chancellor of the soon-to-be-defunct Education Achievement Authority,...
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Trailer, A day in the life of Elijah

February 13, 2017
Trailer, A day in the life of Elijah Produced and Directed by Keith Famie, Visionalist Entertainment Productions Keith Famie short...
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Daily Tribune News, The Oakland Press

February 2, 2017
Detroit high school students receive leadership lesson at Baker College By Anne Runkle About 100 students from Detroit’s Mumford High...
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Business leaders to Detroit students: ‘Be determined’

February 1, 2017
Business leaders to Detroit students: ‘Be determined’ By Shawn D. Lewis Auburn Hills — Dream big. Take risks. Don’t be...
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Detroit Free Press Map of School Closings

January 25, 2017
This map shows how few choices parents have if Detroit schools close By Lori Higgins and Kristi Tanner Detroit parents...
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March 24th, 2017 | All Seasons Art Exhibition

January 23, 2017
Art Exhibition 2017   Second Annual All Seasons Art Exhibition All Seasons of Birmingham Friday, March 24th, 2017 at 6:00-8:00...
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State could close underperforming schools

January 20, 2017
State could close 38 underperforming public schools — 24 in Detroit By Chad Livengood Underperforming schools targeted for closure Gov....
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Blog: Everyday Heroes

November 15, 2016
Everyday Heroes   Our experience shows, the teachers are the heroes in the educational system that gets rolled out in...
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Blog: American Educational System

November 8, 2016
The American Educational System By: Pamela Good The American Educational System is a great one. Unfortunately, it is rolled out...
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Jack Aronson Named Beyond Basics Chariman of the Board

July 1, 2016
July 1, 2016 SOUTHFIELD — Beyond Basics, which provides literacy support programs to schools in Detroit and Pontiac, today announced...
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