Education

Detroit Public Schools Parent Leader Volunteers to Support Students

For Anneccia Davis-Dunson, being involved in her children's education was important. Now, she volunteers at their former Detroit elementary school to help other kids in their learning.
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Detroit Public Schools Community District Parent Volunteer Deirdre Young

DPSCD alumna Deirdre Young motivates the next generation – from her young son to the middle and high school students she exposes to a career in dentistry.

Detroit Public Schools Student Camera Edgar

This 16-year-old moved to a new city and new school - but thanks to guidance from her teachers at Dr. Benjamin Carson High School of Science and Medicine, she is a top student with a bright future.

Detroit Public Schools Instructional Specialist Creates Fun Writing Program

This teacher turned instructional specialist helps students improve their writing skills through a program she created at Detroit's Davison Elementary-Middle School.

Detroit Public Schools Programs Support Parent Involvement

Parents aren't just encouraged to help their children succeed in school, they're offered tools and resources to achieve their own successes, too.

12 Detroit Schools Ranked in Top 100 in Report Card

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy listed two DPS schools and two DPS-authorized charters in the top 10. Plus, eight more city schools made the group's top 100.

Tips to Help Prevent Your Child from Quitting

When things get tough in school and a kid doesn't want to fail, it's not uncommon for him to give up. Here are some ways to foster tenacity in school.

Michigan Disaster Plans for Schools, Daycare Centers Lacking

Save the Children, a national organization, says we're among 28 states not making the grade in keeping kids safe. Here's what it found - and what's being done.

Japhet School Gets New Home in Clawson

The character-driven school, previously leasing space in Madison Heights, is looking forward to its new location on Crooks Road.

Detroit Dad Dan Varner Leads Drive For Better Schools

Dan Varner, CEO of nonprofit Excellent Schools Detroit, combines his passion for Detroit, education and helping kids in his single-minded mission.

Excellent Schools Detroit's Scorecard Grades Detroit Schools

This nonprofit organization just released an unprecedented letter-grade evaluation of more than 200 city schools for 2013, grading them on a variety of factors.

Easter Seals Story: Getting Help for Bullying

It's a reality many tween and teen kids know too well. Learn how one, Nick Brown, grew more confident and overcame challenges with Easter Seals Michigan.