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    Henry Ford Learning Institute believes that education is the critical factor in determining economic success. For individuals -- and for the entire community. Nowhere in America is the educational opportunity gap greater than in America's urban centers where HFLI focuses its work.

    Our vision is a future where public education becomes a truly public endeavor. We work to make that vision a reality by:

    • Creating and sustaining public schools
    • Preparing all Henry Ford Academy students for college and career success
    • Modeling a different kind of teaching and learning, one that removes boundaries between learning and the real world
    • Engaging community members as partners in learning
    • Sharing hands-on learning programs and services that support design thinking as a process that leads to innovation and creativity
    • Leveraging underutilized local resources
    • Amplifying the urgency for innovation in education 

    Henry Ford Learning Institute: In the Media

    HFLI's Henry Ford Academy: School for Creative Studies is one Michigan organization featured in a multi-media package on creativity and arts education from Michigan Nightlight and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. In the article "The Next Generation of Creative Problem Solvers" Melinda Clynes writes, "Kids who have access to arts education become creative problem solvers and often experience a boost in self-confidence. They tend to do better in math and language arts. They learn valuable skills through music, visual arts, acting, and creative writing. On the simplest level, these disciplines create well-rounded kids – who have the potential to grow into visionary adults."


    • Henry Ford Academy: Elementary School's First Expo Showcases Detroit’s Youngest Design Thinkers and Innovators Quarterly Design Thinking Challenges Give Students the Opportunity to Create Solutions to Real-Life Problems and Develop Critical Skills DETROIT, Mich., March 7, 2014 – At a school-wide exhibition at ...
      Posted Mar 7, 2014, 8:38 AM by Lisa Kreinbring
    • Henry Ford Academy's 2013 Graduation Rate Tops List of Dearborn and Dearborn Heights Schools The Press & Guide reports that Henry Ford Academy's 2013 four-year graduation rate tops all other Dearborn and Dearborn Heights schools. We are so proud of the exemplary dedication ...
      Posted Mar 5, 2014, 8:57 AM by Lisa Kreinbring
    • HFA: School for Creative Studies 8th Grader Wins 2013 Skillman Foundation Float Design Competition For three years, HFA: SCS student Naomi Cook pursued a dream: to have her winning design brought to life in America’s Thanksgiving Parade. Thirteen year-old Naomi -- a previous ...
      Posted Nov 19, 2013, 2:58 PM by Lisa Kreinbring
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