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Category: Education

Upgraded education system needed to help grow Michigan’s population Skillman Foundation CEO Angelique Power says

One Detroit contributor Stephen Henderson sat down with Angelique Power, President & CEO of The Skillman Foundation, to talk about the state of investment in education in Michigan and how that relates to growing its population. They also discuss the importance of opportunity and access to education and having adequate funding to implement these changes.

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The history of Wigilia, a Polish Christmas Eve celebration, and how it’s celebrated in Detroit

It’s a holiday tradition some say is bigger than Christmas Day itself. The Polish Christmas Eve dinner celebration known as Wigilia has been around for centuries, and it has been celebrated annually right here in metro Detroit. Members of Detroit’s Polish community share how Wigilia has helped them find deeper connections to their family and heritage. 

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10th Annual Black Friday Scholarship Bootcamp offers educational opportunities rather than shopping sprees

In a bid to transform Black Friday from a day of shopping sprees to a day of educational empowerment, Gwen Thomas of Fresh Perspectives Seminars talks about the 10th annual Black Friday Scholarship Bootcamp on Nov. 24 in Detroit. She discusses her unique approach of encouraging families to shop for scholarships instead of retail bargains at the mall.

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Michigan’s book ban battle: Navigating the controversy of literary censorship in metro Detroit

The contentious issue of books bans has taken center stage across the nation, and in Michigan it’s no different. Learn how libraries across metro Detroit have been impacted by book bans and where Michigan stands on the issue. Plus, a local parent shares her thoughts on literary censorship in schools, and more information on the Michigan Library Association’s Right to Read initiative.

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Detroit Chamber and Business Leaders for Michigan co-author new study on Michiganders under 30

The Detroit Regional Chamber and Business Leaders for Michigan have unveiled the results of a recent survey focused on residents aged 18 to 29. With Michigan grappling with a declining population and businesses struggling to fill job vacancies, the survey provides valuable insights into the factors influencing young Michiganders’ decisions about their future in the state.

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