Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan announces summer youth employment initiative, $100 lot-next-door program at Mackinac Policy Conference

MLive: May 28, 2014

Wednesday Duggan highlighted a series of accomplishments since he took office after being removed from the mayoral ballot and then successfully running as a write-in candidate to be Detroit’s executive, and he announced new initiatives that he said go along with his administration’s singular focus to repopulate a city that has lost more than half its population since the 1950s.

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Remove politics from education, urges N.Y. education leader, CEO

Crain’s Detroit Business: May 28, 2014

MACKINAC ISLAND — Removing politics from education, and focusing more on science, technology, engineering and math will help to prepare students for a better future.

That was the message from Joel Klein, the former chancellor of the New York City Department of Education and the CEO of Amplify, an education technology company, who said during his remarks Wednesday at the Mackinac Policy Conference that schools across the country are not preparing students properly.

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Annual Policy Conference an Asset

The Detroit News: May 28, 2014

The Mackinac Policy Conference is the preeminent policy conference in Michigan and a one-of-a-kind asset. Where else do corporate, government and nonprofit leaders come together annually from across the state to discuss challenges, work to find solutions and build relationships?

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Mackinac Policy Conference to focus on links between STEM curriculum, prosperity

The Detroit News: May 27, 2014

STEM, its role in education and its link to economic prosperity, will be the focus of a panel discussion today at the Detroit Regional Chamber’s 2014 Mackinac Policy Conference. Sandy Baruah, president and CEO of the chamber, said STEM was selected as a conference pillar due to its importance in creating a globally competitive Michigan.

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