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Kellogg Foundation Program Officer Sharnita Johnson

Kellogg Foundation Program Officer Sharnita Johnson

She found her passion working for a nonprofit to make a difference in the community. Now, thanks to the Kellogg Foundation's new Detroit-based office, she's able to see her efforts pay off in the city she calls home.

May 2014
Shaka Senghor Goes From a Tough Past to a Bright Future

Shaka Senghor Goes From a Tough Past to a Bright Future

Before he was motivational speaker Shaka Senghor, he was an inner-city youth who ended up on a rough path. Now, he hopes his past will inspire others.

May 2014
Preparing Kids for Kindergarten

Preparing Kids for Kindergarten

Looking to get your child into kindergarten? Follow these 5 steps to ensure your child is K-ready.

May 2014
Tips on Choosing a Kindergarten for Your Child

Tips on Choosing a Kindergarten for Your Child

This crucial grade is the foundation of elementary learning. Here are some tips and insights for picking your child's school – and why it's so important.

May 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
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
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
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
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
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