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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
Getting Financial Aid for College

Getting Financial Aid for College

The importance of filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, with your college-bound student – and why your role matters.

January 2014
Anne LaTarte, Regional Vice President of Southwest Detroit Lighthouse Charter Academy

Anne LaTarte, Regional Vice President of Southwest Detroit Lighthouse Charter Academy

LaTarte honed her educational knowledge and dedication as a special education teacher in New York and director for Teach for America. Now, she's back in her home state, hoping to make a difference at this new school.

November 2013
Tips For Picking The Perfect Preschool

Tips For Picking The Perfect Preschool

Local experts agree: quality early childhood education is key. These three easy steps will help you ensure your child's first school is up to snuff.

November 2013
Answers To Your Top Preschool Questions

Answers To Your Top Preschool Questions

How much does preschool cost? When should my child start an early childhood program? You've got questions and we've got answers!

November 2013
Cesar Chavez Academy Graduate Shares Tips for Success in School

Cesar Chavez Academy Graduate Shares Tips for Success in School

It wasn't easy being an all-star student in Detroit, but Elizabeth Morales persevered thanks to grit, dedicated parents and a community of supporters. Now, the University of Michigan senior is offering advice for students to follow in her successful steps.

November 2013
Julia Putnam, Principal of The James And Grace Lee Boggs School

Julia Putnam, Principal of The James And Grace Lee Boggs School

The Boggs School on Detroit's east side has been five years in the making. For principal and founder Julia Putnam, it's a dream finally realized, one she hopes transforms the community and lifts up Detroit.

November 2013
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