Detroit PBS KIDS Awards

2019 NETA Award For Excellence in Education

We are proud to announce that Detroit Public Television’s work in local neighborhoods has been recognized as the best in public television.  Detroit PBS KIDS received the first-ever national NETA Award for Overall Excellence in Education.   The award – considered the highest award in public broadcasting — opened the NETA 2020 Conference, held in conjunction with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s Thought Leader Forum in Arlington, Virginia.

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2019 Governor’s Service Award

Gretchen Whitmer announced Detroit Public TV (DPTV) as the winner of a 2019 Governor’s Service Award as an Education Service Leader for its work in early childhood education, providing parents, educators and other caregivers with the skills and resources they need to prepare children for school and life.

Gov. Whitmer and the Michigan Community Service Commission selected 43 service award winners this year, which included individuals, businesses and nonprofit organizations selected for their commitment to volunteerism, service or philanthropy.

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Michigan Emmy Awards 2019

Preschool Matters! – Community/Public Service (PSA) – Campaign

Oliver Thornton
Tina Brunn
Chad Schwartzenberger

Michigan Association of Broadcasters Broadcast Excellence Awards 2018

Making It: Latino Students’ Pathways to College

Best Special Interest

Michigan Association of Broadcasters Awards 2016 – 2017 

Detroit Public TV – WTVS

Public Broadcasting Station of the Year

Digital Adventure

Community Involvement

Learning in the Wild

Sports – Outdoor or Recreation

MAB Awards 2015 – 2016

Be School Smart

Community Involvement – 2015 Campaign for kindergarten readiness

MAB Awards 2014 – 2015

American Graduate: Community Town Hall

Best Public Television Special Interest Programming

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Tara at Detroit Public Television

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has set a 60% goal for college graduation rate in Michigan. During this conversation at the #MPC21, panelists discuss what it will take to achieve this goal.

Panelists:
Russell A. Kavalhuna, President, Henry Ford College

Richard Pappas, President, Davenport University

Angelique Power, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Skillman Foundation

Nicole Sherard-Freeman, Group Executive, Jobs, Economy, and Detroit at Work, City of Detroit Government

Moderator:
Nolan Finley, Contributor, One Detroit and Detroit Public Television; Editorial Page Editor, The Detroit News
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LIVE from Mackinac Policy Conference #MPC21

Preparing K-12 for
Postsecondary Success

Panelists: Russell A. Kavalhuna, President, Henry Ford College
Richard Pappas, President, Davenport University
Angelique Power, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Skillman Foundation
Nicole Sherard-Freeman, Group Executive, Jobs, Economy, and Detroit at Work, City of Detroit Government

Moderator: Nolan Finley, Contributor, One Detroit and Detroit Public Television; Editorial Page Editor, The Detroit News

Sponsor: Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Foundation
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Join WTTW - Chicago PBS and PBS Books via Facebook Live for a Performance and Talk with Kwame Alexander, author of Becoming Muhammad Ali. Brandis Friedman, co-anchor and correspondent for WTTW’s flagship nightly newsmagazine Chicago Tonight and host of Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, will moderate the conversation.

Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator, publisher, and New York Times bestselling author of 35 books, notably Swing; Becoming Muhammad Ali, co-authored with James Patterson; Booked, longlisted for the National Book Award; Rebound, shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal (UK); The Undefeated, a picture book illustrated by Kadir Nelson that won the Caldecott and Newbery Medals; and his Newbery Medal-winning novel The Crossover.

Before he was a household name, Cassius Clay was a kid with struggles like any other. You will learn about Cassius’ childhood in Louisville, Kentucky, and how, after a thief stole his bike, Cassius began training as an amateur boxer at age twelve. Just three years later, he won his first Golden Gloves bout and began his transformation into the unrivaled Muhammad Ali.
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A poll issued by The Skillman Foundation and Michigan's Children finds Michigan residents demand investing in kids be a priority. Across all geographies and demographics, voters expect their dollars to be put to work to help children lead healthy, productive lives. This session will present findings from a statewide poll and what it indicates for policymakers and child advocates.

Panelists: Matt Gillard, President and Chief Executive Officer, Michigan's Children
Celinda Lake, President, Lake Research Partners
Moderator: Angelique Power, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Skillman Foundation
#MPC21
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Meemic Foundation

William H Smith & Family

Detroit PBS KIDS is brought to you by:

The Children's Foundation   InPACT   WK Kellogg Foundation   Kresge   Community Telecommunications Network   the Lauren and Phillip Fisher Fund for Children and Education at DPTV Donald and Mary Kosch Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation Elaine and Leo Stern Foundation Michigan Health Fund  William H Smith & Family  United Auto Workers (UAW)  Viewers Like You - Thank You
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