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A Summer of Growth for Excellent Schools Detroit

A Summer of Growth for Excellent Schools Detroit

The organization's CEO discusses the next issue of Education Detroit, which features the Early Leaner Scorecard, profiles of a few locals doing big things for education in the city and much more.

Your Child's Education: Start Early and Get Ahead

Your Child's Education: Start Early and Get Ahead

The CEO of Excellent Schools Detroit discusses the importance of early education in honor of the fourth installment of Education Detroit.

Q&A with La June Montgomery Tabron

Q&A with La June Montgomery Tabron

The President and CEO of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation shares how her Detroit schools education set her up for success and offers advice on helping the next generation of Detroit students.

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.

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Mentoring Young Black Men

Mentoring Young Black Men

How do you reach out and lift up a generation of black male youth to offer them hope for a better life? By listening, teaching and providing examples of those who chose a path of righteousness and responsibility.

Alex Cintron, Principal of the Phoenix Multicultural Academy

Alex Cintron, Principal of the Phoenix Multicultural Academy

He didn't dream of being an educator, but his passion and path became clear. He helped turn around a low-performing school and won't rest until his students all feel hope for their future.

High School Diploma Versus Certificate of Completion

High School Diploma Versus Certificate of Completion

Which one your children receive when they finish school depends on a few factors, including your child's abilities. What's the difference?

Linked Learning Detroit CEO Connects Kids and Careers

Linked Learning Detroit CEO Connects Kids and Careers

Tanya Heidelberg-Yopp hopes to bring businesses into the classroom for a revolutionary approach to education – one that teaches kids important skills and prepares them for the workforce.

Tips for Interacting with Individuals with Special Needs and Disabilities

Tips for Interacting with Individuals with Special Needs and Disabilities

A local mom and a teacher from University Prep Academy Elementary – Mark Murray Campus provide insight and advice.

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Michigan Science Center Helps Kids Learn Outside School

Michigan Science Center Helps Kids Learn Outside School

From astronomy and health to technology and math, this hands-on Detroit museum offers kids of every grade and age a fun chance to explore and discover.

Belle Isle Nature Zoo Lets Kids Explore Nature in Detroit

Belle Isle Nature Zoo Lets Kids Explore Nature in Detroit

This urban island is a natural escape for families that brings kids and parents up-close with Michigan's native animals and habitats for some real-life science.

Environmental Interpretive Center Brings Nature to Life

Environmental Interpretive Center Brings Nature to Life

The University of Michigan-Dearborn offers kids a place to learn about the outdoors, from mushrooms and gardens to the natural wonders of the Rouge River.

Inspiring Minds STEM Exhibit at Wright Museum in Detroit

Inspiring Minds STEM Exhibit at Wright Museum in Detroit

Kids can meet a variety of African-American pioneers in science, technology, engineering and math in this exhibit at the Charles H. Wright Museum.

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is a Science Blast for Kids

Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum is a Science Blast for Kids

It's worth the family day trip from Detroit! This learning center is packed with exhibits and events that excite and engage preschoolers to tweens and teens.

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Tips to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods

Tips to Get Your Kids to Try New Foods

Use games during mealtime as a way to encourage your children to expand their palates. Here are five different activities to try during your next dinnertime.

Classic Kids Books Every Child Should Read

Classic Kids Books Every Child Should Read

Whether you've got a preschooler or a high school student at home, here are the top tales every child should read – including 'The Cat in the Hat' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird.'

Websites and Apps to Cure Summer Brain Drain

Websites and Apps to Cure Summer Brain Drain

Learning doesn't stop just because school is out. Try these five fabulous apps and sites to help kids stay sharp this summer.

Summer Salad Recipes and Ideas

Summer Salad Recipes and Ideas

Getting children to eat a bit healthier can be a struggle – and salad? Well, that's even tougher. Here, we've got eight ideas to get kids to become salad lovers.

Spring 2014 Recommended K-8 Schools in Detroit

Spring 2014 Recommended K-8 Schools in Detroit

Find out which 31 Detroit schools got top marks and learn more about Excellent Schools Detroit's recommended schools.