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.

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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.


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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

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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

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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

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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.


INDIANAPOLIS, IN - APRIL 06:  The Duke Blue Devils celebrate with the championship trophy after defeating the Wisconsin Badgers during the NCAA Men's Final Four National Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on April 6, 2015 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Duke defeated Wisconsin 68-63.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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.


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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.


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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

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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.


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