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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.

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State Of Detroit Families: Rainbows, Stars And Stripes

Whether you agree with the Supreme Court or not, one thing is clear: families can’t be defined in only one way.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/02/2015

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State of Detroit Families: Detroit Parent Network Interviews Tonya Allen

Tonya is a visionary leader who has been a champion for children and families at Skillman and in earlier roles.

06/26/2015

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State Of Detroit Families: Education Is A Priority, Parents Tell Michigan Legislature

The legislature can no longer hide behind the notion that Detroit parents don’t care about their kids. Many took a day off from work and home to make the trip to Lansing.

06/19/2015

Detroiters anxiously wait for the grand opening of the city's second Meijer store. (Credit: Ron Dewey/WWJ Newsradio 950)

State of Detroit Families – Dispatch From Mackinac, Part III

In Brightmoor, a new Meijer store is a big deal. The store bring close to 300 good jobs to families in Detroit and much more than that.

06/11/2015

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The State Of Detroit Families: Dispatch from Mackinac, Part II

The Detroit we live in now is on a comeback trajectory but many families here haven’t yet experienced the upside.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/04/2015

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The State Of Detroit Families: Dispatch From Mackinac

“My mother had a test for her children who wanted to stay home from school for being sick . . . go to school or take on her homemade enema. Needless to say, I had perfect attendance.”

CBS Detroit–05/28/2015

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Rising Alone: How Detroit Students Can Overcome

We fail to realize that first generation college students – those who rise from poverty – are many times more likely to struggle in college than their middle class peers.

CBS Detroit–05/21/2015

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Detroit Parents: Start Planning Today For Learning This Summer

These days we know that keeping students engaged in learning throughout the summer months is incredibly important. Unfortunately, it can be challenging.

05/14/2015

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Be a Hero on Mother’s Day… and Every Day

Here are four ways anybody can help struggling moms in the Detroit area to be heroes for their kids:

CBS Detroit–05/07/2015

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Detroit Families: Parent Voices Are Powerful Voices!

How can your voice be heard, too? Start with something you care the most about. Attend a meeting. Volunteer to be on a committee or a team.

CBS Detroit–04/30/2015