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Detroit Families: Helping Parents Help Themselves

As parents, we can make our greatest contributions through conversations that shape the adults our children will become.


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Detroit Families, Faye Nelson Of DTE Energy Speaks With Detroit Parent Network

On what she believes is the most pressing issue facing families today, Faye shared “I am very concerned about the lack of family structure.”

CBS Detroit–04/10/2015

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Education Today: Are You Invested In Your Child’s Learning?

We can no longer depend on educators alone to advocate on our student’s behalf; parents must step into the classroom and build a bridge between home life and school life.

CBS Detroit–04/03/2015

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Kalamazoo College Students Share Concerns With Officials

About 100 Kalamazoo College students have shared their concerns about safety and discrimination with school officials.

CBS Detroit–03/07/2015

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Michigan Pays $4.9M For Membership In Common Core Group

Michigan is paying $4.9 million this school year to continue its membership in a group developing standardized tests aligned with national Common Core education standards.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/07/2015

Michael T. Ritchie, president of Comerica Bank-Michigan announces Free Prix Day during a panel discussion with Bed Denker, Chairman of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix (left), and Grand Prix drivers Ricky Taylor (right) and Jordan Taylor (far right). (Photo courtesy of the Detroit Grand Prix)

Detroit Grand Prix Announces Free Prix Day During STEM Talk At Cody High School

Students from Cody High School heard from Detroit Grand Prix representatives and were invited to the course on the May 29 Free Prix Day.


Strategic Staffing Solutions Detroit Branch Manager Shalini Lawson reads to students at Bagley Elementary School. (Source: Strategic Staffing Solutions)

Bagley Elementary School Receives 400 Books From Strategic Staffing Solutions

Bagley Elementary School received more than 400 books this week from Strategic Staffing Solutions.

CBS Detroit–02/13/2015

Dean of Engineering Nabil Grace examines the ElectroPuls testing instrument with students Alan Killewald, Erisa Panajoti, and Marinna Plinka. (Lawrence Tech photo.)

Lawrence Tech Receives $5M for Engineering Scholarships

Lawrence Technological Universityhas received a bequest in excess of $5 million, which will be used to fund full scholarships for engineering students.

CBS Detroit–01/26/2015

Visitors to the SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium at Great Lakes Crossing can get up close and personal to many of the 5,000 creatures on display. (By Edward Cardenas)

Aquarium Brings The ‘SEA LIFE’ To Great Lakes Crossing Outlets (Video)

SEA LIFE Michigan Aquarium at Great Lakes Crossing Outlets opens to the public Jan. 29 with more than 5,000 creatures.

CBS Detroit–01/22/2015

The Michigan Science Center held a splashdown party for NASA's Orion spacecraft. (By Edward Cardenas)

Students Experience Orion Space Mission At Michigan Science Center (Video)

The Michigan Science Center held a splash down celebration Friday for the inaugural flight of the Orion spacecraft.

CBS Detroit–12/05/2014