Starr Commonwealth

Rupert Gallery

The Growing Miscellany of Intriguing Relics In the early 1950s, what is now considered a treasured landmark on the campus of Starr was initially met as a peculiar gift. The story began when a Detroit attorney contacted Uncle Floyd. His... Continue reading.

Allyship and DEI-B

At the moment, our society, institutions, democracy, personal lives and organizations like Starr Commonwealth are experiencing turbulent times.  Times that stem from long developed problems grounded in systems of oppression that have gone... Continue reading.

Parents as Partners in the Classroom

Education is increasingly viewed as a shared responsibility of educators, families, and communities. Schools, parents, and the community should work together to promote the health, well-being, and learning of all students. When school involve... Continue reading.

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Cognitive Flexibility in the Classroom

Cognitive Flexibility Definition Cognitive flexibility means being able to think in different ways and adjust to new situations. It's important because it helps people handle changes and deal with difficult things. Sometimes when kids experience... Continue reading.

Shelby’s Story

Thanks to the generosity of all who give to scholarship funds for alumni of Starr, countless individuals are able to pursue their passions—and their futures. One alumna, Shelby Kasen, has made her dreams a reality. Originally published in... Continue reading.

Coping with the aftermath of the MSU shootings

As Michiganders struggle to deal with the aftermath of the shootings at Michigan State University on Feb. 13, many are juggling conflicting emotions: anger, fear, sadness, rage, grief, helplessness and others. That’s all normal in light of the... Continue reading.