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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.

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.

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Mona Lisa Kelly Guides Students to Success

Mona Lisa Kelly Guides Students to Success

This Detroit native and mom works with children as a guidance counselor at Burton International Academy and was an integral part of the school's collaboration with Wayne State University.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Detroit Eastern Market Schools Kids on Food, Healthy Eating

Detroit Eastern Market Schools Kids on Food, Healthy Eating

This historic destination is a prime place to bring your family for fresh produce and lots of other nutritious options. It's prime for many other lessons, too!

10 Tips to Make Healthy, Nutritious Eating Fun for Kids

10 Tips to Make Healthy, Nutritious Eating Fun for Kids

If you're struggling to get your children excited to try better foods, try this advice from two Detroit teachers, geared at parents with K-8 students at home.

Toddler Nutrition Tips, Recipes and Little Lessons

Toddler Nutrition Tips, Recipes and Little Lessons

Preschool kids are growing at a quick rate. Healthy food intake is important. Two Detroit teachers offer advice on portions, food groups, snacks and more.

Michigan Urban Farming Initiative in Detroit for Food Fun

Michigan Urban Farming Initiative in Detroit for Food Fun

Want to get your kids thinking about what they're eating? Volunteer at this nonprofit farm that offers children a chance to grow, harvest and learn.

Whole Foods in Midtown Detroit Has Healthy Food Options

Whole Foods in Midtown Detroit Has Healthy Food Options

Beyond its market filled with healthy options, this branch of the popular national chain offers demonstration classes with recipes and tips for families.

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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.

Ideas for Inspiring Kids to Read

Ideas for Inspiring Kids to Read

With all their free time during the summer, it's the perfect time for your children to read. Here are some ways to spark their interest in books.

Spring and Summer Camp Offerings

Spring and Summer Camp Offerings

A sampling of vacation recreation opportunities for kids in the city of Detroit for spring and summer 2014.