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All About: Margaret Trimer-Hartley

Margaret Trimer-Hartley Sundays, 11am-1pm Her show, Journey 2 Jobs, explores all things related to workforce development and entrepreneurship in our region–from the streets to the suites! Margaret Trimer-Hartley is the President & CEO of Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, a Detroit-based non-profit that teaches young people how to manage their money, think and be entrepreneurial and prepare for the world of work. She has held the post since December 2015. Before leading JA, Trimer-Hartley founded and ran University Prep Science & Math (UPSM) schools in Detroit, one of the highest performing charter school districts in the region. Prior to that, she was the director of communications for the Michigan Education Association (MEA), the state’s largest teachers union. There, she advocated and lobbied for resources, support and development for the association’s 160,000 public school employees. While at the MEA she started a non-profit called Your Child. Your Child is credited with revealing Michigan’s lackluster culture of education and conducting a major public relations campaign designed to spur improvement.   Trimer-Hartley started her career as a reporter for the Detroit Free Press and spent six years covering education issues and trends before leaving the paper during a major strike in 1995. She spent 13 months on strike working as a national speaker and advocate for positive work culture. Other Articles:...

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Students Walk Out After Teacher Orders: Speak ‘American’

  CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J. — Students staged a walkout on Monday after a cellphone video appeared to show a New Jersey high school English teacher reprimanding three students for speaking Spanish and telling them to speak “American.” The teacher told the students that U.S. soldiers are “not fighting for your right to speak Spanish — they’re fighting for your right to speak American.” The video of the teacher’s comments was originally posted on Snapchat and obtained by NBC News. One of those students was Vianery Cabrera, 16, a Junior who has attended Cliffside Park High School since she came...

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Who is Henry Payne?

Who Is Henry Payne?   Henry Payne is The Detroit News auto critic, and a syndicated editorial cartoonist and opinion writer. A 30-year news veteran, he joined The News in 2000 from Scripps Howard News Service in Washington, D.C. Payne’s coverage for The News includes vehicle reviews, product trends, and interviews with automotive trend setters. In addition to covering autos, Payne is also an active race driver (with his two sons) with a stable of vintage Porsches and Lolas. A Pulitzer Prize-nominated cartoonist, Payne produces five cartoons a week for United Feature Syndicate. His cartoons are reprinted in publications...

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