Public Schools

Michigan Could Shut Down 38 Failing Schools

Schools identified for possible closure are in Detroit, Pontiac, Kalamazoo and other areas.
Can Parents Opt Kids Out of the M-STEP?

Can Parents Opt Kids Out of the M-STEP?

Find out about the opt-out movement and what the state of Michigan requires.
Court OKs Ban on Guns in Ann Arbor Schools

Court OKs Ban on Guns in Ann Arbor Schools

The Michigan Court of Appeals decision, which also applies to Clio Area School District, says schools can ban guns on school property and at school events.

12 Best Public High Schools in Southeast Michigan

Some top high schools in Michigan are in the metro Detroit and Ann Arbor areas. Find out which high schools made the list of the best schools in Michigan.

50 Best Public Elementary Schools in Southeast Michigan

Locally, what are the top elementary schools? In Michigan's southeast region, these are out performing the rest, according to the rankings from the state.

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.

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.

Alex Cintron, Principal of the Phoenix Multicultural Academy

Cintron found his passion and path. He helped turn around a low-performing school and won't rest until his students all feel hope for their future.

Mona Lisa Kelly Guides Students to Success

She works with children as a guidance counselor at Burton International Academy and was an integral part of the school's collaboration with Wayne State University.

Linda Rice, Thirkell Elementary School Art Teacher

Linda Rice teaches Detroit students art, but not in a typical way. Art gives her the opportunity to reinforce core skills the kids learn in their other classes while opening their minds to a world of color and imagination.

Detroit Public Schools Parent Leader Volunteers to Support Students

For Anneccia Davis-Dunson, being involved in her children's education was important. Now, she volunteers at their former Detroit elementary school to help other kids in their learning.
Deirdra Young

Detroit Public Schools Community District Parent Volunteer Deirdre Young

DPSCD alumna Deirdre Young motivates the next generation – from her young son to the middle and high school students she exposes to a career in dentistry.