Education

Detroit Student Steps Toward a Bright Future

Marvella Gutierrez's long walk to school that hasn't stopped her in pursuing an education and earning a full-ride scholarship to college.

Websites and Apps to Cure Summer Brain Drain

Learning doesn't stop just because school is out. Try these five fabulous apps and sites with learning games for kids to help them stay sharp this summer.

Detroit Principal is a Teacher at Heart

Meet Lisa Phillips, the principal of Cass Technical High School. Here, she shares her story and experiences with Metro Parent.

Education Advice for Parents, Places to Visit in Detroit in Winter, Good Volunteer Opportunities...

Learn about how to make a robot valentine box, cool winter festivals in Michigan and the perils of teens sexting in the February 2015 issue of Metro Parent.

Metro Parent Top Teacher Awards 2014

Meet two of the A+ educators you nominated for Top Teachers 2014.
Illustrations of a rabbit going to school in spring, summer, winter and fall

Year-Round School in Michigan

Should summer vacation be obsolete? Some education leaders say it has big benefits. But what exactly does it mean, and how does it work for local families?

Top Teacher Award Nominations 2012

Metro Parent asked southeast Michigan parents to tell us which teachers have made a difference in your child's life. Here are the 2012 nominees.

After Sandy Hook: Reevaluating School Security Measures in Southeast Michigan

The horrific elementary school in Newtown, Conn. has put kids' safety and security measures top of mind. How are southeast Michigan schools reacting?

Michigan Passes Anti-Bullying Law

The long-debated 'Matt's Safe School Law' was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder on Dec. 6, 2011, making Michigan the 48th state to have an anti-bullying law.

Michigan Families With Truant Children Can Lose Cash Assistance Welfare Benefits Under New Policy

The Michigan Department of Human Resources will implement a controversial strategy proposed by Gov. Rick Snyder for curtailing school absences that punishes families with truant children.

Gifts for Teachers for the End of the School Year

Thank your child's educator for a great school year with these ideas from southeast Michigan teachers and parents.

Freezing up on Tests: How to Help Your Kids

Does your child gets nervous and anxious when exams roll around? Here are ways parents can help them boost confidence and blast that panic.