Tune in for Special Back-to-School Programming for Parents and Students, Monday, Sept. 5

With back-to-school season in full swing, students and parents are transitioning from the carefree life of summer to buckling down to a more structured routine. We understand there are challenges associated with returning to school and meeting the needs of families in terms of learning, relationships, emotions and self-awareness, but Detroit Public TV is committed to equipping parents, students and lifelong learners with the resources they need to succeed.

On Monday, Sept. 5, beginning at 9 p.m. EST, Detroit Public TV is providing a special block of programming including helpful resources for students and parents as they transition back into the school year.  These three PBS specials will address important topics including opportunities for parents to help their kids understand the importance of enhancing their math and literacy skills.

“It All Adds Up”

Tune in Monday, Sept. 5, 9 p.m.

This motivational documentary highlights the award-winning, innovative program in Detroit that teaches through positive reinforcement and encourages kids to connect with math. Through nonconventional techniques, it teaches how improving math skills can be a positive, fun and rewarding experience for those in underserved communities. Eighty percent of the kids who attend this camp graduate high school and 90% go on to college.

“Right to Read”

Tune in Monday, Sept. 5, 9:30 p.m.

The moving story of Michigan families attempting to secure their child’s right to read. Facing challenging circumstances — like social inequity, Michigan’s “Read by Grade Three” law, and limited access to books — parents, educators and experts weigh in on how to solve the literacy crisis in Michigan. The goal? To encourage the joy of reading and promote childhood literacy at home. 

“Elmore Leonard: Just Don’t Try To Write”

Tune in Monday, Sept. 5, 10 p.m.

Prolific writer and Metro Detroiter, Elmore Leonard has authored more than 40 novels. His work has had profound influence on many American authors and readers. Explore Leonard’s career, body of work and writing process with this documentary featuring previously unseen home movie footage, family photographs and in-depth interviews with literary experts and those who knew him well.  

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