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Education Detroit Features

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Helping Your Child Adjust to Changes at School

Helping Your Child Adjust to Changes at School

Kids' classrooms are always changing, especially if they're new students. Learn how schools and parents can help kids adjust.

March 2014
Ralph Bland Sets a New Standard for Education in Detroit

Ralph Bland Sets a New Standard for Education in Detroit

As CEO of New Paradigm for Education – and with an extensive background in education – Bland is helping to change children's lives through rigorous academics and student support.

March 2014
Detroit Parents Share Stories, Advice On Picking Schools

Detroit Parents Share Stories, Advice On Picking Schools

Thinking it's time to pick a new school for your child? These three moms did. Read their stories and what advice they have for other parents embarking on a search.

March 2014
Assistant Teacher Ronald Jenkins Aims Be Role Model for Preschool Students

Assistant Teacher Ronald Jenkins Aims Be Role Model for Preschool Students

He didn't plan on going into early childhood education, but the 24-year-old Detroiter has found his calling as an assistant teacher at Little Scholars Child Development Center.

March 2014
How To Understand School Ratings

How To Understand School Ratings

If you're on the hunt for a new school for your child to attend, or you want to see how your kid's current school is performing, there are different rating systems parents can reference.

March 2014
Betti Wiggins, Executive Director, Office of Food Services at DPS

Betti Wiggins, Executive Director, Office of Food Services at DPS

Detroit Public Schools' 'head lunch lady' overhauls child nutrition one meal at a time for 55,000 students in the district.

March 2014
Roquesha O'Neal, Detroit Mom, Fights for Children's Educations

Roquesha O'Neal, Detroit Mom, Fights for Children's Educations

This Detroit mom has made it her mission to give her kids the best chance at school success. From warding off gangs to volunteering in her community, she's been a fearless leader and example of the power of parental involvement.

January 2014
Director of Detroit Preschool Nurtures the Next Generation

Director of Detroit Preschool Nurtures the Next Generation

From her unassuming house in the Brightmoor neighborhood, Zina Davis is running one of the best preschools in the city. There, kids are getting a five-star early childhood education – complete with lessons in self-love and meditation.

January 2014
The Educational Path To College

The Educational Path To College

College readiness doesn't start in the teen years. See what skills and knowledge your child picks up at each stage in life that prepares them for higher education.

January 2014
Linda Rice, Thirkell Elementary School Art Teacher

Linda Rice, Thirkell Elementary School Art Teacher

Linda Rice teaches Detroit students art, but not in a typical way. Art gives her the opportunity to reinforce core skills the kids learn in their other classes while opening their minds to a world of color and imagination.

January 2014
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