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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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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Great Teachers

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Detroit Public Television profiles amazing teachers in Southeast Michigan.

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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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American Graduate Day 2013

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American Graduate Day 2013 was Saturday, September 28. This event marked a long-term commitment to helping communities tackle the nation's dropout crisis and preparing students for success with a high school diploma.

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The Future of Education

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On March 6, The Center for Michigan and Detroit Public TV hosted a televised town hall meeting to explore early childhood education and the future of education.

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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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Denise Smith: Excellent Schools Detroit

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Denise Smith, Vice President of Early Childhood at Excellent Schools Detroit, speaks to the important of early child development and education to create a lifetime learner.

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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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Dr. Shaun Nethercott: Matrix Theatre Company

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Dr. Shaun Nethercott, Executive Director and Co-Founder of The Matrix Theatre Company, discusses the importance of music and the arts in providing a well-rounded education for students.

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