State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo

Friday, February 10, 2017

DETROIT — State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) announced today the updates to the Detroit Caucus’s leadership team, following the resignation of former state Rep. Brian Banks. Rep. Gay-Dagnogo, previously serving as the vice chairwoman, has now assumed chairmanship.  

“The Detroit caucus grew tremendously under Rep. Banks,” said Rep. Gay-Dagnogo. “Although we may be small as a group, the people we cover, and the impact that Detroit has on the state, is not. We are committed...

Friday, January 20, 2017

DETROIT — The House Democratic Detroit Caucus today railed against the updated potential school closure list the School Reform Office released this morning. In addition to the 24 previous DPS and EAA schools on the list, another 25 schools have been put on notice that they could potentially be subject to a closure next year.

“DPS is already hanging on by a thread,” said state Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit), the Urban Education Reform Chair. “The...

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

LANSING — State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) joined her House colleagues today to open the new legislative session at the ceremonial swearing-in held in the House Chamber at the state Capitol. Rep. Gay-Dagnogo was sworn in by state Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, and was joined by her mother Willie Ruth Gay, her aunt Bessie Wilson, her cousins Marvella Glen and Evan Chaney, her uncle Airman Donald Huckson and staff member Nathaniel Winston.

“My...

State Rep. Sherry Gay-Dagnogo (D-Detroit) takes the oath of office from Michigan Supreme Court Justice Bridget Mary McCormack on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at the state Capitol in Lansing. With her are her mother, Willie Ruth Gay, her aunt, Bessie Wilson, her cousin, Marvella Glen, her sister Julena Gay, her cousin, Evan Chaney, her uncle, Airman Donald Huckson and a member of her staff, Nate Winston.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016

“I am appalled that Attorney General Bill Schuette has sided with House Speaker Kevin Cotter and Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, and is now calling for closure within this academic year of schools that are ‘among the lowest-achieving 5 percent of schools’ without factoring in the new legislation his party passed this year. The entire point of creating a new Detroit school district was to allow time for schools within the new district to re-evaluate...

Thursday, September 22, 2016

“I am deeply disappointed with yesterday’s passage of House Bill 4822, better known as the third-grade reading bill.  The state of Michigan continues to advance education policies that do nothing to support students that are grossly impacted by poverty, and this bill is another example of that. Advancing policies that seek to retain students without ensuring a solid foundation for reading, or wrap-around services for those who may be struggling for non-academic reasons, is wrong and...

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