The University of Michigan and Detroit Public Schools Community District on Wednesday, during Detroit Homecoming VI said they will jointly raise funds to put incentives in place to attract and retain young, native Detroit teachers to the new School at Marygrove. 

Elizabeth Birr Moje, dean of the University of Michigan School of Education, and Nikolai Vitti, superintendent of DPSCD, said the incentives would be offered to teachers who stay in the area around Marygrove.

“Maybe we think about low-cost teacher housing … (or other) things to encourage our young teachers to live and teach in this neighborhood,” Moje said. 

Vitti said he’s optimistic there will be an announcement within the next six months about an effort that would support that goal and bring native Detroiters to work with Detroit students.

Read full article by Sherri Welch of Crain’s Detroit Business