School Issues

OPINION: School Shooting Prompts Concern about Michigan's Gun Laws

As Newtown, Conn. mourns the mass murder of 20 kids and seven adults by an assailant with an assault rifle, a local mom wonders how we got here and worries about potential legislation that could make this sort of massacre easier in Michigan.

Letter Writing Gear for Kids: Crayons, Pens, Paper, Return Labels, More

Whether they're working on a Santa wish list, 'thank you' notes to grandma or starting a pen pal correspondence, children will love these cool accessories.

Products to Prepare For Your High School Reunion

October is Class Reunion Month. Are you ready for all the reconnecting and catching up you'll be doing? These tongue-in-cheek choices are here to help.

Banned or Challenged Books Kids Should Read

These top picks for children and teens for Banned Books Week - happening Sept. 30-Oct. 6, 2012 - carry lots of lessons in life and imagination.

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.