Buddy Moorehouse

Buddy joined MAPSA in 2011 as Vice President of Communications. A native of Ypsilanti, Buddy graduated from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in Communications. A veteran of the newspaper industry, Buddy worked for 26 years as an editor for the Livingston County Daily Press & Argus, where he won numerous state and national awards for his writing. In 2009, he was named the top newspaper columnist in Michigan by the Associated Press. More recently, he has worked in public relations and documentary production, and is a two-time Emmy nominee for documentary filmmaking. His films have appeared on TV on PBS, ABC, Fox Sports Detroit and the MLB Network, and has done several documentary projects for MAPSA. Buddy and his wife Kathy (a charter school leader) have four children. His hobbies include biking, magic and traveling with his family to his daughter's gymnastics meets.

Recent Posts

Black History Month: Remembering Rosa Parks’ Efforts to Open a Charter School in Detroit

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on February 8, 2018
As we celebrate Black History Month and remember the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our country’s history, here’s a story about an American hero you might not have heard before.
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NSCW Series: The Raines Family 

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on January 19, 2018
In celebration of National School Choice Week (Jan. 21-27, 2018), we invited charter school parents across Michigan tell their stories of school-choice success. Meet Tammisha Raines, a mom who has three children attending William C. Abney Academy in Grand Rapids.
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Topics: Charter Schools, School Choice, Education Solutions, Michigan

NSCW Series: The Dumas Family 

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on January 19, 2018
In celebration of National School Choice Week (Jan. 21-27, 2018), we invited charter school parents across Michigan tell their stories of school-choice success. Meet Karen Dumas, a mom who has two children who have attended The Chatfield School, a K-8 charter school in Lapeer.
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Topics: Charter Schools, Education Solutions

NSCW Series: The Najar Family

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on January 19, 2018
In celebration of National School Choice Week (Jan. 21-27, 2018), we invited charter school parents across Michigan tell their stories of school-choice success. Meet Nada Najar, a parent who has three children at Star International Academy in Dearborn Heights.
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Topics: Charter Schools, Education Solutions

NSCW Series: The Sanders Family

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on January 19, 2018
In celebration of National School Choice Week (Jan. 21-27, 2018), we invited charter school parents across Michigan to share their stories of school-choice success. Meet Corinne Sanders, a mom who has three children who have attended William C. Abney Academy in Grand Rapids.
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Topics: Charter Schools, Education Policy

Charter school parents speak out on Facebook: We love our child’s school!

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on December 8, 2017
We’ve always known that charter school parents around the state feel passionately about their child’s school, but they don’t always have a forum in which to express that love. But when they do have an outlet - wow! The love really comes through.
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Topics: Charter Schools, Parent Engagement

Memo to politicians: New poll shows millennials love charter schools

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on September 22, 2017
A number of interesting polls and research studies about charter schools have come out in recent months. Every one of them has shown that public support for charters is still strong, and that charters continue to lead the way when it comes to academic achievement.
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Topics: Charter Schools

Charter school graduates aren’t just getting to college – they’re succeeding

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on August 14, 2017
In terms of research studies and reports, it’s been a summer of great news for the charter school world.  In June, Stanford University’s CREDO Institute released a study that showed students in many of Michigan’s largest charter school networks are gaining months of additional learning every year, [...]
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Topics: Academic Performance

Five great charter champions from the past year

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on July 12, 2017
From sports to spelling, Michigan’s charter school community had scores of champions during the 2016-17 school year. Whether it’s students, schools or alumni, MAPSA loves learning about and sharing these great charter school success stories. As we look forward to seeing even more in the coming [...]
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Topics: Charter Schools

Michigan's Charter Day at the Capitol 2017 Celebration

Posted by Buddy Moorehouse on May 7, 2017
In case you missed it, more than 600 charter school supporters from all corners of Michigan came to Lansing on Wednesday, May 3, for Charter Day at the Capitol. The group included charter school parents, students, teachers, administrators and advocates
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