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Zero Ziplocs: Packing Waste-Free Lunches For Your Kids

Zero Ziplocs: Packing Waste-Free Lunches For Your Kids

Drink pouches and plastic forks are so passe. This school year, discover the art of packing the waste-free lunch. It's good for the earth and your wallet – and it's easier than you think.

August 2013
The Waste-Free Lunch Checklist For Parents

The Waste-Free Lunch Checklist For Parents

Get tips on packing your child a Zero Waste Lunch to take to school. Use this checklist to make sure you're on track – and get a recipe for homemade granola bars!

August 2013
Five Ways to Use Family-Fun Activities to Teach Kids

Five Ways to Use Family-Fun Activities to Teach Kids

Put a smarter spin on summer fun this year with a backyard BBQ cookout, road trip, stargazing, garage sales and a nature hike.

June 2013
How to Save Money for College in Small, Simple Ways

How to Save Money for College in Small, Simple Ways

Saving $25 (or more) every month to put toward your kid's future tuition rates is very doable. Here are 20 steps to help parents get started.

May 2013
Metro Parent Top Teacher Award Nominations 2013

Metro Parent Top Teacher Award Nominations 2013

Metro Parent asked southeast Michigan parents which educators have made a difference in their child's life. Check out all of the 2013 nominees!

May 2013
Metro Parent Top Teacher Awards 2013

Metro Parent Top Teacher Awards 2013

It's our annual tribute to five outstanding educators in metro Detroit. See how they bring Spanish, math, the library, compassion and kindergarten to life.

May 2013
Tips for Hiring a Tutor for Your Child

Tips for Hiring a Tutor for Your Child

Does your student need an extra boost? Here are eight important factors to consider when it's time hire a professional to help your kid excel at school.

March 2013
Helping Students End the School Year on a Strong Note

Helping Students End the School Year on a Strong Note

Warm weather can be distracting, but year-end learning is critical. With three smart tips, parents can help kids wrap that grade with an academic edge.

March 2013
Virtual Education School Choices for Michigan Students Increasing

Virtual Education School Choices for Michigan Students Increasing

Online alternatives geared at kids of all ages are growing, from web-only classes to brick-and-mortar options to for-profit charters. What's this change look like, and is it right for every child?

March 2013
Michigan Gifted Education Policies are Subpar, Advocates Say

Michigan Gifted Education Policies are Subpar, Advocates Say

State funding and fuzzy definitions are among challenges for academically bright kids in southeast Michigan and beyond – and helping them is crucial.

February 2013
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