News Tag: Bates

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Percy Bates quoted in Detroit News article

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Percy Bates quoted in Detroit News story on African-American student achievement

Tags: bates, inequality, testing

A national report on African-American student achievement, examined in The Detroit News, found that Michigan students rank near the bottom nationally in several key metrics. Percy Bates called the report a wake-up call for the state, saying, “These results simply cannot be allowed to continue. In my view, this issue has to be placed as one of the highest priorities for our state."

Monday, November 23, 2015

Percy Bates quoted in Detroit News story on school absenteeism

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A Detroit News story looks at the issue of school absenteeism, noting that new legislation will allow the state to withhold welfare benefits to families whose children are chronically absent from school. On that legislation, Percy Bates commented: “... This proposal is not likely to encourage greater school attendance,” he said.

Monday, November 02, 2015

Percy Bates quoted in Detroit News story on school incentive programs

Tags: bates, secondary education

A Detroit News story, “Offer at Westland school: Improve your grades, get $200” looked at a program that provides students at a Michigan high school with cash incentives to study. Percy Bates commented that the idea is worth trying. “We are always looking for unique and creative ways to motivate students and especially as it relates to ‘real life’ situations,” he said.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Percy Bates quoted in Detroit News story on mentoring program

Tags: bates, early literacy, elementary education, expertise, reading

In a Detroit News story on the Teen Trendsetters mentorship program in Detroit schools, Percy Bates was quoted. The program pairs teen mentors with first-, second-, or third-graders who are six months or more behind in reading.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Percy Bates quoted in Detroit News story

Tags: bates, detroit, expertise

In a story in The Detroit News on questions surrounding the future leadership of Detroit Public Schools, Percy Bates is quoted: “For many years, school districts have operated with a leader who is usually the superintendent and a local school board. I see no reason why Detroit should be any different than many other school districts within the state,” he said.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Five Minutes With Percy Bates

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Friday, July 06, 2012

A retrospective of Percy Bates' career (which isn't over yet!) appears in the Detroit Free Press

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In June, Bates ended his 22-year-run as the U-M athletic department faculty athletics representative. His work at SOE continues.

Monday, April 25, 2005

SOE Faculty Honored for Diversity

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