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.
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.
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.
A southeast Michigan driving instructor offers teens and parents a refresher in traffic laws during this awareness week, which runs Oct. 21-25, 2013.
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.
This teacher turned instructional specialist helps students improve their writing skills through a program she created at Detroit's Davison Elementary-Middle School.
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.
Parents aren't just encouraged to help their children succeed in school, they're offered tools and resources to achieve their own successes, too.
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.
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.