Street Beat: Advancing Early Education
This week on Street Beat, host April Moss looks at ways to improve early education, especially for at risk children. First Nikolai P. Vitti, the new Superintendent for the Detroit Public Schools Community District, stops by to share what is happening at DPS, the importance of the upcoming Count Day, and why programs like Mike Morse’s Backpack Giveaway encourage young children. Then, Sandi Matz, President of National Council of Jewish Women - Greater Detroit Section; and SallyJo Levine, a Co-Chair of the Back 2 School Store; talk about their yearly event that benefits a Detroit-area school. Next Associate Professor Amy Noelle Parks – and Assistant Professor Bethany Wilinski from the Michigan State University’s department of Teacher Education, discuss what teachers need to know to help at risk students. Finally, Dylan Secord, a social worker with the behavioral health services program at Deaf C.A.N.!, talks about early childhood education for deaf children as well as the upcoming Deaf Celebration Day.
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Street Beat: Grass Roots DetroitThis week on Street Beat, host Lisa Germani finds out how grass roots organizations are improving Detroit neighborhoods in 2018. First, Sarida Scott, the Executive Director for Community Development Advocates of Detroit, explains how this group is helping to rebuild the neighborhoods. Then, Jamii Tata, the CEO of The Oakland Avenue Artists Coalition and the Founder, Creative Director of Know Allegiance Nation, discusses the way these groups are impacting Detroit. Next, the CEO of the Pleasant Heights Economic Development Corp., Ishmail Terry, talks about encouraging small businesses in districts 5 and 7. Finally, we switch gears to learn about the 7th annual Martin Luther King Ride from Colleen Robar, The Public Relations Director for Tour de Troit.
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Tour de Troit 7th Annual Martin Luther King RideLisa Germani talks to Colleen Robar about Tour de Troit's upcoming event.

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