Education

Freshman Academies for New High School Students in Southeast Michigan

Ninth grade is a crucial year to academic success. But it's a tough time for teens, too. Discover what some educators are doing to try to help stop dropout rates.

Unique Gifts for Teachers for Back to School

Launch the new school year right with a special 'hello' gift from your child to his or her teacher. Here are a few different picks that stand out.

Awesome School Supplies and Gear for Kids

Take the sting out of the upcoming academic year with these cool new products - from crazy crayons and custom laptop skins to locker chandeliers and tons more.

Summer Journaling with Kids

Writing is a great way to keep children thinking, learning and exploring over vacation. Here's how parents can sneak it in - without it becoming 'homework!'

A New Kind of Summer School for Kids

In southeast Michigan, teens are taking classes to boost their higher learning and get ahead in their studies. But how will budget woes impact this education opportunity?

Who Was Your Favorite Teacher?

We asked Metro Parent's five 2012 Top Teachers who influenced and inspired them when they were kids. Find out which educators they chose!

Metro Parent Top Teachers Awards 2012

Here they are! Meet five fabulous southeast Michigan educators who truly put the 'excel' in excellence - from band to special needs to science.

Transferring to a Quality School

Itching to move your child to a different district? Here's what parents should consider before angling for that Blue Ribbon school.

Kindergarten Starting Age Affects Kids for Life

If they start sooner, they'll face trials down the road sooner, too. One mom of grown kids shares her experience and encourages parents not to rush.

Finding School Tutoring Help for Your Child

Is your kid struggling in class? Two veteran teachers offer their tips for a parent whose son is having a tough time in middle school math and science.

Saving for College with 529 Plans

Why they're a great way to think ahead (and pay for!) kids' educational future - and more in-depth info about the Michigan MET and MESP options.

How to Know if Your Child is Ready for Kindergarten

From age to maturity and skills, many factors weigh into the choice for parents (and schools). These recommendations can help your decision.