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Taking the "Home" Out of Homework: Clintondale's Flipped High School

Why do athletes who struggle in the classroom succeed on the playing field? Could it be because the coach is there to guide them every step of the way? What if that same approach was applied to academics? That's what Clintondale's Flipped program did - with remarkable success.

Metro Detroit's Hottest Home Markets

Houses are selling before they're listed. Buyers are getting into bidding wars. Sound familiar? No, it's not a return to the crazed real estate market of 2003... but a few metro Detroit communities are coming back with a vengeance. Why? Well, vibrant urban cores have a lot to do with it. 

FilterD: May 9 - May 15

Whydontweownthis.com advocacy group is hosting a get together at its downtown Detroit base this Friday to discuss use of a community mapping service. Get the lowdown in this week's FilterD. 

What I've learned during Michigan's fight on home foreclosure

MSHDA is partnering with the state’s religious leaders and faith communities to help homeowners avoid foreclosure with a program that addresses each homeowner’s unique situation.

Guest Blogger: Martin Williams

Unlike many other cities that have long been in their heyday, Detroiters have the potential to reshape their landscape. Martin Williams, a graduate student in real estate at NYU, gives his perspective on Detroit from afar, and how a new design hotel could work in the city.

MAD Inspiration: Alan Bernstein's Quest to Make a Documentary About the "Usual Gang Of Idiots"

Spy Vs. Spy. Snappy Answers To Stupid Questions. The Fold-In. For 60 years MAD Magazine has made hysterical sense of an insane world. Royal Oak filmmaker Alan Bernstein is making a documentary about the satirical mag with the help of a highly successful Kickstarter campaign.

FilterD: May 2 - 8

Moody, introspective UK dubstar James Blake might be the best young musical talent you've never heard. Now's your chance. He's in town for the first time this Friday at Detroit's Majestic. Details in FilterD.

A Market Grows in Downtown Pontiac

If there's a canary in the coalmine for downtown vibrancy, it's a thriving grocery store. Lafayette Market and Cafe in downtown Pontiac opened its doors at the end of 2012 and is reaching beyond the loft-dwellers that live above to connect with the surrounding community. 

FilterD: April 25 - 30

The Blowout, now in its 16th year of rocking Detroit and Hamtramck from winter into spring, has expanded to include venues in Ferndale. Check the listings, put on your dancing shoes and get out there. See FilterD for details.

Rust Belt Market Redux: The Success of Small Businesses in a Big Box Store

What started as a noble experiment in support of local artists, creatives and vendors has turned into a vibrant success. Not only has Ferndale's Rust Belt Market been both a home and launching pad for new businesses, it's in the process of becoming an event destination.

Special Edition: Growing the Defense Industry

GraviKor, Plex and Patriot Services are firms that are expanding business in the defense and aerospace industry sectors. In this Metromode and Model D Special Edition, Jon Zemke shows us how this business gets done in Metro Detroit. 

Special Edition: Q&A with Gravikor's Jim Richter

Gravikor's Jim Richter is also the president of the Michigan Research Institute, a non-profit research incubator based in Ann Arbor that is working to help bring more cutting-edge technology into the marketplace. Jon Zemke asks the questions.

Guest Blogger: Alisa Peskin-Shepherd

In competitive business markets, all service providers are dispensable. Divorce attorney Alisa Peskin-Shepherd discusses how best to go it alone, while still making your business a standout.

Making Royal Oak Ground Zero for Film

Ed Stencel has been around the movie block. A Michigan native, he spent a decade and a half working his way into and around Hollywood. When the state's film scene caught fire he moved back, setting up shop in Royal Oak. Things may have cooled with cuts to the state's film incentive, but Stencel has remained passionate about building up the Metro Detroit film community.

FilterD: April 18 - 24

Culture Lab Detroit comes together Thursday at the College for Creative Studies in New Center for conversation and collaboration. It's free and open to the public. Get the details in FilterD.
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