In the News

Below are selected Boggs School writings and mentions.  Check out our Facebook page as well!

Detroit Charter School Overcomes Start-Up Challenges to Find a Trajectory-Changing Facility of Its Own,, David Pickard, August 25, 2022.








An Unlikely Tool Can Help Students Understand the Russia-Ukraine War: Sports, Education Week, Anne-Lise Halvorsen, Donald R. McClure, and Jacinda Bowman, March 17, 2022. 








"Freedom Dreams" Podcast, Zak Rosen, Amanda Alexander, and Casey Rocheteau, December 2021.
Available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.








How Boggs School Principal Julia Putnam is Rethinking Education, Michael Jackman, Detroit Metro Times, July 25, 2018.








American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs, Peabody Award-winning documentary by Grace Lee, 2013 (Available on Netflix)








How I Teach, Chalkbeat Magazine, May 29, 2018








Trash Life, by Ms. Kelly's Painted Turtles 2016-17 class and People in Education (PIE)








Detroit School Won't Shy Away From Teaching Kids About '67 Rebellion, Stateside, Michigan Radio, July 28, 2017








StoryCorps Detroit Podcast: What the Kids Are Saying About 1967, WDET, July 28, 2017








Keeping the City in the School, Danielle Dimcheff, University of Michigan School of Education Magazine, Spring 2017








Why a Michigan Charter School Wants Enrollment Preference for Students From This Community, Brian McVicar, May 1, 2017.








Detroit Charter Fights to Maintain Diversity as School Gets Whiter, Wealthier, Jennifer Guerra, Michigan Radio, April 19, 2017








The Artists Within, Hour Magazine, Dorothy Hernandez, March 23, 2016








Children's Voices: Dave Eggers Illustrates Stories by Elementary Schoolers, Sunday Book Review, New York Times, December 17, 2014


Michigan Radio: State of Opportunity, Zak Rosen, 2013-14







Boggs School Trailer, Andrea Claire Maio, 2013







Chris & Ariel, Andrea Claire Maio, 2013 







Bentley, Andrea Claire Maio, 2014 








Whitney & Zoe, Andrea Claire Maio, 2014







The Boggs School Oral History Project: Linking Youth and Elders to the Past, Present, and Future
, Laura DePalma & Cassandra Van Dam, Huff Post Detroit, December 17, 2014; 
Oral History Club at the James and Grace Lee Boggs School 2014, Andrea Claire Maio, 2014


Julia, Andrea Claire Maio, 2014








An Activist's Journey
, Hour Detroit, Nov. 2014








Dr. King's Beloved Community In Detroit
, Laura DePalma, HuffPost Detroit, February 10, 2014. 







Growing a School - And a Dream, Education Detroit, Megan Krueger, 2013









City Kids: High Quality Charter Schools Await Detroit Families, Model D, Amy Kuras, August 13, 2013.








A School of Their Own, Metro Times, Curt Guyette, July 9, 2013.








Re-Imagining Education - School as Art, Michigan Citizen, Sept. 23, 2012. 

Re-Imagining Education, Michigan Citizen, Sept. 9, 2012.


On Being with Krista Tippett, January 19, 2012.








Another Education is Happening, Monthly Review, July-Aug., 2011. 








A Lifelong Search for Real Education, Yes! Magazine, Sept. 9, 2009. 


How Gardening Could Save Detroit
, Jezebel, Aug. 11, 2009.