School Issues

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Gov. Whitmer Announces Return-to-School Roadmap for 2020

On June 30, Gov. Whitmer unveiled a 63-page report outlining the safety protocols for back-to-school in 2020. Here's a breakdown of the Return-to-School Roadmap.
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What Going Back to School Might Look Like This Fall

Wondering what the heck going back to school will look like this year? Several southeast Michigan schools have draft plans already in place. Here's a breakdown of those plans.
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Best High Schools in Michigan? US News & World Report Weighs In

The International Academy of Macomb ranks No. 2 in the nation, the magazine says; learn how the schools were scored and which ones were dubbed both the best high schools in Michigan and the U.S.
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Starting a Diversity Program

Help your child's school celebrate culture and diversity by starting a diversity program. These handy tips and online resources designed for parents and teachers can get you started.
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Multicultural Children’s Books That Showcase Diversity

These 10 multicultural children's books feature main characters with different ethnicities, identities and special needs.
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Introducing Different Cultures to Your Kids Through Books About Diversity

Exposing kids to different cultures is important all year long. Here's a list of some great books about diversity that families can read together to increase their cultural awareness.
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Teaching Kids How to Write a Letter

In the era of texts and emails, letter-writing is a lost art, but you can still teach your child how to write a letter in just a few easy steps.
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Gifts to Show Appreciation to Teachers When Virtual Classes End

Teachers have stepped up to continues lessons online. Show them some love when the pandemic is over with these gifts to show appreciation to teachers.

Mr. E in the D Teaches Kids at Home With TV Show and Mixtapes

Emmanuel Smith, a Detroit teacher and dad of four, is helping educate kids at home with Mr. E in the D TV show and mixtapes about math and reading.
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Where Kids Can Pick Up Free School Meals During COVID-19

Many kids depend on their schools to get nutritious meals. COVID-19 means many schools in Michigan are closed through April 13, but some schools are offering free meals to kids during this time.
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An Overwhelmed Parent’s Guide to ‘Homeschooling’

Michigan’s schools may be closed for weeks, but many districts expect students to keep learning from home. Here's a practical guide to homeschooling your kids.
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10 Ways I’m Teaching My Kids at Home

Like many parents in metro Detroit, I'm teaching my kids home since coronavirus shut down our K-12 schools. Here's what I'm quickly learning on the fly.