DPTV's Spotlight on Education

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Spotlight Education is a special week of programming that focuses on the brightest ideas and toughest challenges facing America's education system.

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Darryl Bingham: Stories of Champions

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Darryl Bingham is tied to the youth of his community through several different programs. As the Director ofField Operations at the Children’s Justice Center, he creates and deploys programs that serve the youth of the community.

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Chris Kyles: MiAmerican Graduate Champion - March 2016

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Meet Chris Kyles, our American Graduate Champion for the month of March.

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Shari Wilcox & Aiden Weeks: February American Graduate Champions (2016)

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Our February 2016 American Graduate Champions, Shari Wilcox and Aiden Weeks, were recently honored with the titles of Big Sister and Big Brother of the Year by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County.

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Ishmail Terry: American Graduate Champion (Jan 2016)

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Ishmail Terry is the CEO of the non-profit organization, All Four One Detroit and is an extremely active member of the community. Watch to learn more about what Ishmail does and how his influence is improving the success and graduation rates of high school students in Detroit.

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7 Ways to Become a Champion in Your Community

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An American Graduate Champion commits their time, skills and resources to make sure that young people succeed. He or she is an individual who plays an active role in improving educational outcomes for students. 

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Clark Park Coalition: American Graduate Champion

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Congratulations to the Clark Park Coalition, our American Graduate Champion for September.

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Kia Sweeney: American Graduate Champion

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Kia Sweeney is the Program Director of the High School and College programs with Girls Group in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Partners in Education: Meryl Davis and Charlie White

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Gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White share the impact mentorship has had on their personal and professional development.

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Partners in Education: Carmen Harlan

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Who inspired Detroit television anchor Carmen Harlan to pursue a career in broadcast?

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Racquet Up Detroit: MiAmerican Graduate Champion (June)

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Our MiAmerican Graduate Champion for the month of June is Racquet Up Detroit. 

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Partners in Education: Tom Izzo

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Tom Izzo on mentorship.

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City Year and The Taco Bell Foundation

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A locally produced story about overcoming the challenges that teens face with high school graduation will be airing on American Graduate Day.

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A Game of Chess - Detroit City Chess Club

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The Detroit City Chess Club is making a difference in the lives of children in Southeast Michigan by engaging them in a game of chess.  This program is made possible by a grant from American Documentary POV, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. For more information about the Detroit City Chess Club please visit: http://www.detroitcitychessclub.com/

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Can't Hold Me Back

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As Detroit teen Fernando Parraz, an accomplished rapper and budding filmmaker, aims to become the first in his family to earn a high school diploma — his ticket out of the struggles of inner-city poverty and violence — he finds support from an unlikely figure: his father, a former gangster who has suffered the costs of his own mistakes.

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