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Data Driven Detroit (D3) provides accessible, high-quality information and analysis to drive decision-making that strengthens communities in Southeast Michigan.

Educating Youths to Prepare for the Future

By Kurt Metzger, Director

Data Driven Detroit (D3) is dedicated to sharing much of the data we collect, compile, and visualize. Our website hosts numerous tools for accessing data and we’re developing more training opportunities for interested people to learn more about data. In the meantime, public speaking opportunities are still the best way we [Read on...]

New Report: Michigan Lags Behind in Education

by Kurt Metzger, Director

Michigan ranks in the bottom half of the states (33rd) in education, according to the latest Kids Count Data Book from the Annie E. Casey Foundation. This annual review of child well-being ranks each state overall as well as in four domains of child well-being: economic security, education, health and [Read on...]

Lessons from the past by a man who lived it

Former 6th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Nathaniel Jones

On Friday, October 29, I had the privilege of serving as keynote speaker for the conference titled “From Redlining to White Flight: The History of Housing Segregation & The Importance of Regionalism.” The conference was a partnership between the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and [Read on...]

Michigan’s Defining Moment: Dark Clouds, Silver Linings

Are only storm clouds on the horizon for Michigan? According to two experts, maybe so. But taking a hard look at the facts and figures is the only way we can brighten up the horizon.

On May 27, 2010, Leaders Without Borders sponsored a breakfast meeting to discuss the report “Michigan’s Defining Moment—Making it [Read on...]

Educators should count on data

Staying ahead of the numbers can help schools save critical programs

Today I read this headline in the Detroit Free Press: “School districts study enrollment drops.” The article talked about how school officials in Southfield and Romulus have created committees to study their shrinking student populations and to consider the ramifications. Will they have [Read on...]