Member Memoriam: Majorie McWilliams

A celebration of life remembering longtime DFT E-Board member Marjorie McWilliams will be held on Saturday, April 29, from noon to 4 p.m. 

Location: Teresa's Place, 14000 W. McNichols in Detroit, from noon to 4 p.m. 

Fighting for Freedom

AFT Michigan President David Hecker and DFT President Ivy Bailey attended the annual Detroit branch NAACP Fight for Freedom Dinner held on April 23 at Cobo Convention Center in downtown Detroit. 

The keynote speaker was U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a Democrat from Massachusetts. 

WHAT'S NEW: Focus on resources in Detroit schools' new start: Detroit Free Press guest column by Ivy Bailey - April 21

If we are serious about improving public education for all children, we should invest in their schools and their educators. That’s why it is essential that we take a critical look at the resources we have available and how those resources are being allocated. 


WHAT'S NEW: Drop Everything And Teach workshops, April 29 and 30; May 20 and 21

Drop Everything And Teach (D.E.A.T.) offers easy and fast ways to renew certification through their high-value workshops. Download the fliers below for more information. Register through their website at


Click the following Web links to register: 


Teaching Strategies That Work, April 29

Engagement Strategies That Work, April 30

Engagement Strategies That Work, May 20

Classroom Management Strategies that Work, May 21