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Kidpreneur Teaches Tween Tycoons
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Some tweens spend their free time playing XBox and Minecraft while others launch their own start-ups. From business cards to elevator pitches, serial entrepreneur Thanh Tran wants his Kidpreneur program to teach its middle school magnates both the thrill of success and the educational value of failure.
Dearborn Nurtures Tween Entrepreneurs
Kim North Shine
Thursday, October 03, 2013
If chess club, violin lessons and Little League haven't already taken over your kid's after-school schedule, the Dearborn Chamber of Commerce has the next must-attend extracurricular activity: the Young Entrepreneurs Academy. It's a weekly program that teaches teens and tweens how to launch their own start-up.
Getting to School on Their Own Two Feet
Thursday, August 08, 2013
Suburban sprawl has led to a new generation of children being driven to school instead of walking or biking. But with Michigan's Safe Routes to Schools program funding sidewalks and other infrastructure, walking and biking are the new educational path.
Edmund Lewis: Doing Good, Looking Good
Thursday, August 01, 2013
There's been a lot of discussion about the fates and fashions of young African American males. For Edmund Lewis, however, the topic has been his life focus. Only 27 years old, he has found a way to connect a masters degreee in social work, a fashion consulting business, and his mentorship non-profit, Minority Males for Higher Education, into an impressive campaign for change.
Taking the "Home" Out of Homework: Clintondale's Flipped High School
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Why do athletes who struggle in the classroom succeed on the playing field? Could it be because the coach is there to guide them every step of the way? What if that same approach was applied to academics? That's what Clintondale's Flipped program did - with remarkable success.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Detroit Public Schools' high school graduation rate was an abysmal 38 percent in 2005, ranking it 48th out of the nation's 50 largest school systems, says a recent America's Promise Alliance study. Others have pegged it as low as 25 percent. Frank Nardelli, principal of Detroit's Dove Academy, a K-7 charter public school, is waging a turnaround one campus at a time. His lesson plan? Parental involvement,
a club that goes beyond the usual extracurriculars
, and visions of the Big Ten dancing in children's heads.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Do we need to run around in a rabbit suit to conjure up our region's lost wealth? Dr. Paul Nielsen, entrepreneurial owner of the Wunderground Magic Shop, amuses us this Halloween's Eve with spirited tales pulled from his hat. Learn to make coin from castoffs and marvel at Houdini's winter freestyle under Detroit River ice caps.
Mizudo Academy: Community, Diveristy, Martial Arts
Thursday, April 30, 2009
There are plenty of martial arts schools in Metro Detroit and no doubt many of them are excellent. Mizudo Academy in Dearborn, however, really takes diversity and their involvement with the community seriously.
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