As Detroit begins to reimagine the city's school system, collaboration among educational leaders and an influx of grant money is making room for new organizations to thrive. Educators like Jason Weeby, Senior Director of New Initiatives at Education Pioneers and a 2007 EP Alumnus, are optimistic about the city's potential for growth in the education sector.
"More than any other city in the US, Detroit has optimal conditions for ambitious education organizations that can balance a strong moral imperative with their business decisions. The dire circumstances mean there's motivated stakeholders; the city has a strong, focused philanthropic community; there's a broader entrepreneurial movement in the city that can be tapped."
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