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The Potential Emotional Negative Effects of Too Much Homework

Over three hours can stress kids out, trigger health issues and more, a study says. Here's a metro Detroit teacher's view on the negative effects of too much homework.
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Setting Up a Pandemic Pod for Your Child

"Pandemic" Pods have been helping parents strike balance between safety and socialization since before coronavirus hit. Find out what they are and how you can set one up.
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8 Ways to Bring Mindfulness Into Your Remote Learning Routine

This year's school year is more stressful than ever before. Keep your kids grounded with these 8 ways to bring mindfulness to your remote learning.
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10 Brain Breaks to Try With Kids Remote Learning

Scheduling brain breaks into your child's online school day is an important piece of keeping them focused. Here are 10 ideas to get you started.
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10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School

Learn key ways to help your child succeed in school and beyond, offered by a veteran metro Detroit teacher and law expert.
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Tips to Organizing Before Back-to-School

Take some of the stress out of the school year by organizing before heading back-to-school. These seven tips can help you get there.
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Oakland County Sends Schools $28 Million for COVID Expenses

Thanks to the CARES Act, schools in Oakland County will receive $28 million to help with some of the extra expenses caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Walled Lake Teacher Wins 2020 Educator of the Year

Megan Sidge, an elementary school teacher that works with students with autism at Walled Lake Consolidated Schools has been named the 2020 educator of the year.
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Expectations are Everything this School Year

Metro Parent's COO gets real about what this year's school year will be like and offers some resources to help parents get through.
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Education Town Hall Offers Expert Panels on School Success in 2020

Watch a town hall with WDET, ChalkBeat and Metro Parent to get expert advice on helping your kids manage the unprecedented 2020 school year.
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2020 Best School Districts in Michigan According to Niche

The data-crunching website has released its list that ranks the best school districts in Michigan for the 2020 school year. Did your community make the cut?
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Things to Add to Your Back-to-School Shopping List in 2020

If you're choosing in-person classes for your child this year, make sure you send them back prepared with these must-have items for back-to-school 2020.