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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A New Vision for Education in Michigan

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Learn from America's top education state leaders on how to make Michigan a top ten education state for all students.

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Patrick Luea: MiAmerican Graduate Champion (February)

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Our MiAmerican Graduate Champion for the month of February is Patrick Luea. 

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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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Michigan American Graduate Town Hall 2014

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What does the community think about education and how are we making education in Michigan better? Over the past three months, DPTV has been holding conversations throughout the local community to talk to you about high school dropout rates and to identify strategies for improving outcomes for students, as well as understanding the challenges and solutions already at work in the community.

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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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Los Graduados/The Graduates

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Los Graduados/The Graduates explores pressing issues in education today through the eyes of six Latino students from across the United States.

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PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs

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Students participating in the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs program with Detroit Public TV met for a celebratory event at our Midtown Studio at Wayne State University.

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American Black Journal: Detroit Public Schools

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American Black Journal sat down with Detroit Public School's superintendent Dr. John Telford, school board president Lamar Lemons and emergency financial manager Roy Roberts to talk about DPS's rising graduation rates, enrollment and the quality of the education and safety of students.

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After-School Jobs Spark Academic Success

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The NewsHour American Graduate team reports on a city-wide effort to keep students engaged in the classroom and on the path to graduation.

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Juliette Okotie-Eboh: MGM Grand-Detroit

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Juliette Okotie-Eboh, Senior Vice President of Public Affairs for MGM Grand Detroit, explains their outreach programs which are creating a positive impact in the community and support students.

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Penny Bailer: City Year Inc, Detroit

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Penny Bailer, Executive Director of City Year Inc, Detroit, speaks to the success of near-to-peer mentors who are helping at-risk students stay on track to earn their diplomas.

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Rob Otto: Winning Futures

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Rob Otto, Program Facilitator of Winning Futures, discusses the efforts to encourage graduation and the life skills necessary to become successful professionals.

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Yolanda Eddins: Detroit Parent Network

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Yolanda Eddins, Director of Parent Development and Training of Detroit Parent Network, discusses the importance of supporting parents.

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Sonja Allen: Communities in Schools

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Sonja Allen, Chief Executive Officer of Communities in Schools of Detroit, Inc., discusses the organization's effort to engage communities to positively impact the schools in Detroit.

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