Education Today

Taking learning beyond the classroom …

“Education Today” informs and offers valuable direction to help current and future students from all walks of life build a better tomorrow for themselves and their families.

podcasts Education TodayHosted by WWJ’s Laura Bonnell, “Education Today” reports air each weekday on WWJ. For more, visit this page and click on the EDUCATION TODAY podcast library.

Baby And Toddler Communication Stages

During the end of the first quarter of a baby’s first year they began to realize that people respond to their sounds; then comes the coo and gurgle sounds, followed by other funny noises.


Don’t Wait to Sharpen Your Parenting Skills, March is Parent Awareness Month

The bottom line is, children don’t ask to be here, but they certainly count on us to help them develop and grow.


Make A Deposit In Your Parent Account

Making an investment in your child requires time, commitment and love.


Teenagers Cell Phones Texting

Detroit Families: Cyber Parenting

Discuss with your child the importance of telling a trusted adult about anything that makes them feel scared, uncomfortable, or confused, while online.


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Education Today: Student Leadership

*Content provided by our sponsor the Michigan Education Savings Plan. By Sharlonda Buckman Charles Brown is a sophomore student athlete at Pershing High School. While in class one day, several of his peers were feeling […]


Parent Rally: Stand Up For Our Children

On Tuesday, February 9, parents and families will convene at Detroit Parent Network and march to the Fisher Building to take action for all students.

WWJ Newsradio 950–02/05/2016

Back To School, Teacher, Student, Communication, Meet The Teacher

Education Today: Teachers Need Resources, But Children Come First

Teachers continue to be leaders in the classroom, experts on the curriculum, and knowledgeable about learning strategies, yet they need more resources and funding going into the classroom to be able to provide our kids with a quality education.


Parent Conversation: The Current State of Education

All and all, one message was clear: we will continue to unite as parents of all educational systems and band together as Champions for Children, advocating on behalf of our kids, and settling for nothing less than the very best learning opportunities possible.


Education Today: Quality Parent-Child Time

One of my favorite moments from this much needed break was watching my daughter sing Jingle Bell Rock and making sure every sprinkle was secure in the sugar cookies she was baking.


Education Today: Bringing In The New Year Bright

As 2016 approaches, set goals for yourself and get creative about how you can impact and move your neighborhood to be even better. It’s time to put your ideas into action.


Students at Wayne Elementary School explore their new backpacks, provided by Kids In Need Foundation & Mike Morse Law Firm.

Detroit Parent Network’s Annual Breakfast Lifts Black Male Achievement

“It actually all starts at home. When you put responsibility on your child to raise another child, that’s going to affect that youth’s success.”


Education Today: Fueling Up For The Holidays

While most of us are blessed with abundance, there are far too many of us in the Detroit region who don’t have access to healthy or enough food.

WWJ Newsradio 950–12/04/2015

Detroit Families: What Are You Thankful For?

I challenge families to protect one of the traditions of this holiday by bringing together family, breaking bread, and sharing the history of Thanksgiving!


Back To School, Routines, Schedule, New School,

The Value of Lifelong Learning

Detroit Parent Network’s Parent University program offered to Detroit Public Schools Parents provides a variety of classes.


Education Today: Social Emotional Learning

If your student knows how to manage their behavior, responsibilities, and relationships, they’re on the A+ track to success.


Education Today: The Value of Failure

Show your son our daughter why soft skills such as commitment, perseverance, communication, and teamwork are so imperative to their growth.


Detroit Families: The Education Triangle

The Education Triangle requires an invested parent, a dedicated educator, and a student’s commitment.

CBS Detroit–10/23/2015

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Education Today: Halloween Tips

Halloween is a time for children to live through their imagination, become a new character, and run door to door to get some sweet treats.

CBS Detroit–10/16/2015

Education Today: Parents Stand Up As Champions For Children

Specifically, some recommendations address the lack of parent and community voice at the table when it comes to making decisions about our children’s schools.

CBS Detroit–10/08/2015

Education Today: A Crucial Relationship And How It Improves Academic Outcomes

We decided to adopt the Parent-Teacher Home Visit Model from Sacramento, California due to its evidence based results.

CBS Detroit–10/01/2015

Project Graduation: Mentors Improve Performance, Graduation Rates

Project Graduation helps to instill college-going expectations in students by offering student advising, parent coaching, targeted workshops and training, and opportunities for campus tours and college experiences.


Detroit Families: Every Child Needs a Champion

On a child’s big race day, when their stomachs are full of butterflies and they are anxious and need reassurance, this adult is the cheering face in the crowd that puts them at ease.


Details On The Campaign for Black Male Achievement

Together we can all play a role in ensuring our children live in communities where all young people, regardless of the color of their skin, can walk or skip or jump down the street and not be at risk.


Detroit Families: Lessen The Stress Of Back To School

“Start shopping as soon as possible to catch sales and find bargains…”

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/04/2015

Education Today: Literacy For The Whole Family

One of the most powerful impacts an adult can make in a child’s life is in reading to them and in teaching them to read.


Education Today: Take A Break At The Family and Friends Reunion

Bring a friend or family member to join DPN and be entered into a back to school shopping spree raffle.


Education Today: Early Education For The Whole Family

Many families don’t realize that they can choose educational options for their children that begin before they’re even toddlers.

CBS Detroit–08/13/2015

529 Plans: A Great Way To Save For College In Michigan

All plans are not identical, so do your research.


DETROIT FAMILIES: Take Care Of Yourself To Take Care Of Your Family

The best way to take care of your children is to take care of yourself mentally, physically, and otherwise!


Red White and Blue Food, July 4th Foods, Fruit Salad

Healthy Food Is Important, And Summer’s A Great Time To ‘Think Fresh’

Why not begin your quality time together by cooking together?

CBS Detroit–07/31/2015

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