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Education Service Leader - Detroit Public Television
Detroit Public Television (DPTV) serving southeast Michigan has educated thousands of Michigan children through television programming and virtual learning opportunities. There is a plethora of educational programs that DPTV has implemented to ensure that children and youth have access to strong educational experiences. Recognizing educational shows for children were always in demand, DPTV launched a 24-hour, seven-day a week set of children’s programming called the Detroit PBS Kids Channel. Also recognizing that youth may not always have access for education opportunities outside the classroom, DPTV created Ready to Learn, broadcasting virtual field trips for teachers and students. Another program, Pre-School-U provides ideas for fun, everyday activities for people to do with children that will boost school readiness. DPTV has also implemented a Train the Trainer model within the program engaging most of the major Head Start programs within the Detroit Metro area. The Detroit Public Television American Graduate initiative raises awareness about the dropout crisis. New communication programs have been crafted and used to present learning materials in innovative ways to further the education of the state’s youth.