This week on Street Beat, Host Syma Chowdhry and the Community Correspondents take a look at education and literacy.

First, Syma learns about a new charter school reaching out to middle school students in Detroit who are over-age, under-credited and facing the prospect of not being able to graduate high school when she talks to Roy Harris, Principal of Hope Academy School of the Future, and Alice Thompson, CEO of Black Family Education Services.

Then Community Correspondent Rodney Harris talks with Maria Benjamin and Sydney Bowden about their internship with CBS62/CW50 and the Emma Bowen Foundation that gave them this unique opportunity.

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Next, Community Correspondent Cindy Kainz gets information on literacy issues from Margaret Williamson, Director with Pro-Literary Detroit.

Finally, Community Correspondent Ben Falik welcomes Marcy Feldman, President of the Pasteur Elementary School Alumni Foundation, and finds out how this group is helping an elementary school in a struggling Detroit community.

Watch Street Beat Sundays at 11 a.m. on CW50.

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