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Detroit P–20 Partnership

Our Mission


Leaders Designing Change

Our overall mission is to create a singular school space in which every adult has two goals: children's rich and robust learning and the education of urban teaching professionals.


Our Commitments

Empowering experiences: K–12 students will receive a world-class education that prepares them to become the next generation of makers and leaders in their communities and beyond.

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Empowering educators: The P–20 campus will be the site of the nation’s first Teaching School. As one of the top-ranked teacher preparation programs in the U.S., the University of Michigan Marsal Family School of Education is well-positioned to launch a transformative new approach to preparing urban educators. This approach will build on our program’s strengths while leveraging some of the best practices from medical education.

Empowering environment: K–12 students and families will have access to a web of services designed to support children in meeting their full potential as students and human beings.

Empowering evaluation: As a top research institution, the Marsal School will study the work conducted on the campus to determine the outcomes for teachers, students, and the community.