School Issues

Afterschool Programs and Activities for Kids

From sports and dance to educational fare and arts and culture fun, there are plenty of ways to complement - or spark - their interests.

Kids Learn Banking Basics in School

Class programs run by banks in southeast Michigan aim to create finance savvy students who learn the 101 on checking, saving and more.

Halloween Books for Kids

Monsters, witches, ghosts and All Hallows Eve fun come to life in our top three picks for the best haunted reads for kids in October 2011.

Back-to-School Photos 2011

Flip through this gallery of kids on their first week back to school. The winner will be announced Monday evening.

Love & Hate: I Hate Back-to-School Shopping

Every year we're supposed to stalk off to the store for the requisite, back-breaking back-to-school shopping trip. But why?

Gimme, Gimme!: Back to School Backpack Roundup

Whether they're in preschool or high school, kids can't live without a backpack! Here are three of our faves.

Old School Photos Gallery

Flip through this gallery of southeast Michigan moms and dads from back in the day.

School Volunteer Cheat Sheet

Interested in jumping in the classroom but not sure how to start? This school volunteer cheat sheet has advice and tips to help parents.

Love & Hate: I Hate Summer Homework

I think it's important to keep kids' brains nimble and all, but getting them to do summer work is nearly impossible!

Sneaking School into Summer

Here are 10 ways to ensure your children keep their smarts while they're on vacation.

Ages 8-12: Metro Parent Summer 2011 Reading List

Two southeast Michigan libraries offer top classics, new releases and hidden gems.

Ages 3-7: Metro Parent Summer 2011 Reading List

Little kids ready to hit the vacation books? Two southeast Michigan libraries offer top classics, new releases and hidden gems.