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Detroit Public Schools Programs Support Parent Involvement

Detroit Public Schools Programs Support Parent Involvement

Parents aren't just encouraged to help their children succeed in school, they're offered tools and resources to achieve their own successes, too.

September 2013
12 Detroit Schools Ranked in Top 100 in Report Card

12 Detroit Schools Ranked in Top 100 in Report Card

The Mackinac Center for Public Policy listed two DPS schools and two DPS-authorized charters in the top 10. Plus, eight more city schools made the group's top 100.

September 2013
Tips to Help Prevent Your Child from Quitting

Tips to Help Prevent Your Child from Quitting

When things get tough in school and a kid doesn't want to fail, it's not uncommon for him to give up. Here are some ways to foster tenacity in school.

September 2013
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
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