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Great Accomplishments for Education in Detroit

Great Accomplishments for Education in Detroit

Dan Varner, Excellent Schools Detroit's CEO, talks about the third issue of Education Detroit, as well as the new GreatSchoolsDetroit.org.

Detroit Parent Network: Empowering Parents and Transforming Lives

Detroit Parent Network: Empowering Parents and Transforming Lives

Sharlonda Buckman is the CEO of the Detroit Parent Network. Here, she discusses her job, her inspiration and her enthusiasm for education.

Planning and Progress: Preparing for the Next School Year

Planning and Progress: Preparing for the Next School Year

Excellent Schools Detroit's CEO Dan Varner discusses the second edition of Education, enrollment deadlines, the city’s educational options and much more.

Finding a School Best-Suited for Your Child

Finding a School Best-Suited for Your Child

A letter from Kristen McDonald, the vice president of program and policy at the Skillman Foundation.

Welcome to Education Detroit: Excellent Schools Detroit's CEO

Welcome to Education Detroit: Excellent Schools Detroit's CEO

A letter from Dan Varner on the inaugural 2013 issue of a new magazine to help parents/guardians give kids an academic edge and find standout school options.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Fun Active Ways to Engage Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Fun Active Ways to Engage Babies, Toddlers and Preschoolers

Before kids reach kindergarten, parents can get them on the path to exercise and healthy habits. Try these ideas from two Detroit Public Schools teachers.

Physical Education Fun for Kids You Can Do Together at Home

Physical Education Fun for Kids You Can Do Together at Home

Two Detroit schools gym teachers offer easy, affordable activities and tips for keeping children, K-8 and even into high school, moving and active.

Boll Family YMCA in Detroit Offers Families Athletic Fun

Boll Family YMCA in Detroit Offers Families Athletic Fun

Looking for ways to keep your kids physically fit? Do it as a family with swimming, basketball, baseball, dance and more at this all-in-one downtown center.

Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) Offers Sports for Kids

Detroit Police Athletic League (PAL) Offers Sports for Kids

From football and cheerleading to golf, soccer and running, this long-time community resource gives kids plenty of ways to get in on team sports fun.

Danialle Karmanos' Work It Out Yoga for Detroit Kids

Danialle Karmanos' Work It Out Yoga for Detroit Kids

These school programs immerse elementary children in 10 weeks of fitness and nutrition training and a special practice to keep them mentally centered.

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Healthy Food Alternatives for Sweet-Craving Kids

Healthy Food Alternatives for Sweet-Craving Kids

Got a child that loves chocolate chip cookies or ice cream? Satisfy his or her sweet tooth without all of the sugar by making these healthy swaps.

The Screen-Free Challenge: How to Cut Down on Screen Time

The Screen-Free Challenge: How to Cut Down on Screen Time

Whether it's on a computer, tablet or the television, kids today are getting way too much screen time. Here are six tips to cut back.

Teaching Children Math Through Everyday Activities

Teaching Children Math Through Everyday Activities

School your kids in numbers with the help of television, websites, board games and more. Here, we breakdown some great ways help them learn outside of the classroom.

Healthy and Hearty Soup Recipes

Healthy and Hearty Soup Recipes

It's a winter staple that kids of all ages – and parents – can enjoy. Get tips and tricks for this cold-weather meal.

Tips to Help Make Watching TV a Learning Experience

Tips to Help Make Watching TV a Learning Experience

Whether your kid is in preschool or high school, a bit of tube time can actually be educational.