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Brain Games: Do They Really Make Kids Smarter?

Brain Games: Do They Really Make Kids Smarter?

It sounds like a great idea: a game to exercise the mind. But, do these games pay off and actually increase a child's intelligence? Experts give insights into these games and if they really work.

February 2014
How You Can Boost Your Child's Intelligence

How You Can Boost Your Child's Intelligence

It's not guaranteed that brain games will help boost your child's intelligence, but here are a few things parents can do to help kids stay sharp.

February 2014
Getting Girls Interested in Science

Getting Girls Interested in Science

Forget the notion that girls just aren't that naturally interested in STEM. Turns out our culture might be turning them off before they even get a chance to understand and enjoy scientific subjects.

February 2014
Detroit Public Schools Parent Volunteer Deirdre Young

Detroit Public Schools Parent Volunteer Deirdre Young

This DPS alumna is proud to motivate the next generation of students – from her son who's just starting school to the middle and high school students she exposes to a career in dentistry

September 2013
Detroit Public Schools Instructional Specialist Creates Fun Writing Program

Detroit Public Schools Instructional Specialist Creates Fun Writing Program

This teacher turned instructional specialist helps students improve their writing skills through a program she created at Detroit's Davison Elementary-Middle School.

September 2013
Detroit Public Schools Parent Leader Volunteers to Support Students

Detroit Public Schools Parent Leader Volunteers to Support Students

For Anneccia Davis-Dunson, being involved in her children's education was important. Now, she volunteers at their former Detroit elementary school to help other kids in their learning.

September 2013
Detroit Public Schools Student Camera Edgar

Detroit Public Schools Student Camera Edgar

This 16-year-old moved to a new city and new school – but thanks to guidance from her teachers at Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, she is a top student with a bright future.

September 2013
12 Detroit Schools Ranked in Top 100 in Report Card

12 Detroit Schools Ranked in Top 100 in Report Card

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy listed two DPS schools and two DPS-authorized charters in the top 10. Plus, eight more city schools made the group's top 100.

September 2013
Detroit Public Schools Programs Support Parent Involvement

Detroit Public Schools Programs Support Parent Involvement

Parents aren't just encouraged to help their children succeed in school, they're offered tools and resources to achieve their own successes, too.

September 2013
Tips to Help Prevent Your Child from Quitting

Tips to Help Prevent Your Child from Quitting

When things get tough in school and a kid doesn't want to fail, it's not uncommon for him to give up. Here are some ways to foster tenacity in school.

September 2013
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