SATURDAY: Detroit Burger Brawl, Eastern Market

August 25, 2016 by  
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The Detroit Burger Brawl
Saturday, August 27, 2016
1313 Erskine — Eastern Market — Detroit

Nearly 20 Area Restaurants Will Compete for the Title of Detroit’s Best Burger

In partnership with Dine Drink Detroit, Low Frequency, and Fairway Packing, Detroit Burger Brawl returns to Eastern Market on Saturday, August 27th. Nearly 20 restaurants from around metro Detroit will be competing for the title of Detroit’s Best Burger during this street fair-style event, which will run from 10:00am to 6:00pm. Attendees are encouraged to sample all of the competing burgers and vote for their favorite, with the top four restaurants getting the chance to specially prepare a custom burger for a five-member panel of celebrity judges to taste and select. Voting will take place between 11:00am and 1:00pm via the Burger Brawl app, with results updated in real-time via onsite screens and the web, and the top four burgers will be judged at 3:00pm.

Tickets for Detroit Burger Brawl start at $25, granting access and all-you-can-eat burgers, with $55 VIP tickets offering early access (9:30am), entry into the VIP tent and bar, and two drink tickets.

This year’s Detroit Burger Brawl will be emceed by Ken Daniels, the voice of the Detroit Red Wings, and be held at 1313 Erskine in Detroit’s Eastern Market, shutting down the road between Russell and Rivard.

For tickets, visit https://app.gopassage.com/events/burger-brawl-2016.

Natural

August 25, 2016 by  
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Because I finally learned how to work with my curly/wavy hair (and out of pure laziness), I now embrace the natural texture. No heating products or tools here. I'm sharing my wash and style process over at Meijer Style along with a few of my tried and true products.
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10,000 More Reasons To Cheer On The Tigers August 27 (Hint: Cool Giveaways!)

August 25, 2016 by  
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Detroit Tigers fans will have even 10,000 more reasons to cheer on August 27 when the Tigers and Olympia Development of Michigan team up for The District Detroit Night at Comerica Park – That’s the number of limited edition, Detroit Tigers/The District Detroit hats that will be given away to the first 10,000 fans when gates open. But more than that - step through a red carpet experience

Deemphasizing standardized testing

August 25, 2016 by  
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For years I have ben an advocate for using standardized tests as the prime way to evaluate the quality of K-12 schools and to hold them accountable. No more!

The appeal of standardized tests was that they moved us away from measuring schools base on inputs (funding per pupil, student to teacher ratios, etc.) to measuring student outcomes. Student outcomes are the right way to measure school performance.

The second reason was the belief that standardized tests were predictive of future success. Largely based on the evidence of the predictive value of the SAT and ACT. That turned out to be wrong.

The evidence is now clear that standardized test scores are a lousy predictor of the outcome we all claim we want: college and career success. GPA is far more predictive of college success. (See the book Crossing The Finish Line.) And employers hire for attributes like the 4Cs (critical thinking; collaboration; communication; and creativity) not what is on the tests. (See this previous post.)

To be clear my reason for wanting to deemphasize standardized tests is not to lower standards. In fact it is the opposite. I strongly believe the bar for student achievement in Michigan is too low. We need to hold school management accountable for more rigorous and broader student outcomes. To do that requires better assessments. The reality is that the non content specific skills that make up the 4Cs are higher order skills than what is measured by today’s standardized tests.

Getting the assessments right matters a lot because not only are we not holding schools accountable for what matters most in college and career success, but by measuring a way too narrow set of skills, we are driving out of non affluent schools what matters most. Including:

  • Right brain skills (See the book A Whole New Mind)
  • College writing (the ability to communicate thinking in writing)
  • Arts and music
  • Non cognitive skill development (See the books How Children Succeed and Helping Children Succeed)
  • The 4Cs/deeper learning
  • “Rock climbing”skills (See this previous post)
  • Extracurriculars  (See the book Our Kids)
  • College matching

If we are serious about college and 40 year career success (not a first job) we had better get what we are holding schools accountable for right. What we need to come up with is an assessment system that actually predicts college and career success. if not we are harming both our kids and employers.

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So Tony Hawk Just Bought A House In Detroit. Can You Guess Which Neighborhood?

August 24, 2016 by  
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Ok ok, I can't contain my excitement any longer. Just sold a castle to these guys! Welcome to your new Detroit home, it was my pleasure helping you guys! @tonyhawk @catherine_o #SellingDetroit #DetroitRealEstate #DetroitLiving #VictorianDetroit A photo posted by Jim Tumey (@jimtumey) on Aug 24, 2016 at 10:47am PDT

Tickets on Sale For The 2016 Polish The Jewel Belle Isle Legacy Luncheon

August 24, 2016 by  
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The Belle Isle Conservancy is making a splash with the 12th annual Polish the Jewel Belle Isle Legacy Luncheon, presented by the DTE Energy Foundation, on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Funds raised at this year’s event will benefit a new Splash Play Area on Belle Isle Park. After years of hosting the event at the Belle Isle Casino, the Conservancy is taking the celebration

Vote For Standby Detroit In Playboy’s ‘Best Bar In America 2016′ Contest

August 24, 2016 by  
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Photo: Detroit.Eater.Com Standby, Detroit A bar catering to the creative drinker in Detroit's revitalized arts district  If we gave you directions to Standby in Detroit, it would be something like: Go downtown, turn up an old alley, and then walk straight into an elevator shaft. You’re so in, right? OK, so it’s true that Standby is located behind some strange doors in an alleyway

Newsweek: A Detroit Native’s Guide To The City

August 24, 2016 by  
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The David Whitney  Until recently, suggesting Detroit as a travel destination sounded like a joke you’d play on your distant Estonian relatives or the “zonker” behind door No. 2 on Let’s Make a Deal. And besides, why go to Detroit when you could book a suite in Aleppo, Syria, at half the price? As a Motown native, I am allowed to make cheap cracks at my beleaguered hometown’s expense. I

Coming Soon(er)! Detroit’s Riverside Park Expansion Is Ahead Of Schedule

August 24, 2016 by  
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Work is moving along more quickly than expected on Detroit's Riverside Park. The city gave three acres of the park in Southwest-Detroit to the owners of the Ambassador Bridge in a controversial deal last year. Detroit got five acres of land owned by the bridge company as part of the swap. That land will be used to expand the park. Part of the deal called for the demolition of a former

THIS WKEND: DIYPSI Summer Festival @ ABC Microbrewery

August 24, 2016 by  
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DIYpsi Summer Festival
Saturday and Sunday, August 27 and 28, 2016
ABC Microbrewery
720 Norris Street • Ypsilanti, MI 48198

Over 80 handmade vendors representing the best of the midwest
Live music and our region’s best indie bands
handcrafted eats + specialty craft brews
August 27: 11am-8pm (bands til 11)
August 28: 12pm-6pm

Admission: $1 Suggested Donation
21+ unless accompanied by a parent or guardian

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