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This month, Detroit School of Arts student Adrienne Wells speaks with Malcolm X Academy Principal Freda Dawson about their African-Centered program.
- Freda Dawson, Malcolm X Academy
Our host at Malcolm X was principal, Freda Dawson, a participant in Crafting Freedom, Session I. Also hosting us at Malcolm X was Drewery Watson, a teacher and coach, and a Crafting Freedom participant in Session I. In addition to the focus group meeting, the TDEP group participated in an all day workshop at Malcolm X on the school's philosophy and approach led by professors and graduate students in the department of education at Michigan State University.
Malcolm X Academy principal, Freda ...
Malcolm X Academy principal, Freda Dawson commended her staff and thanked Comcast and Big Brother Big Sisters for their support.
"Please continue to assist us in making this a media center, a place where children will enrich their educational experience," Dawson
Freda Dawson, principal at ...
Freda Dawson, principal at Malcolm X, agreed that the family structure within the school is paramount.
At Malcolm X, students call the teachers "Mama," meaning mother in kiswahili, or "Baba" meaning father.
Parents sign a covenant, promising to do three hours of service a month for the school or in the school; if they fail, the staff can ask their child to leave the school.
"The combined efforts of parents, community and staff is definitely a plus for making our kids successful," Dawson
said, adding that most parents abide by the covenant.
"I am really for students remaining ...
"I am really for students remaining at their grade level with their peer group, their own grade group," said Freda Dawson, principal at Detroit Public Schools' Malcolm X Academy.