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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.
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10 Tips for Digital At-Home Learning During COVID-19

Nonprofit Children and Screens has advice on how to navigate the new realities of digital at-home learning for their kids during the coronavirus crisis.

Top Schools in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

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What to Do When Your Child is Failing School: High School Advice

School is tough for many kids, but what do you do when tough becomes too much? Local teachers offer tips on what to do when your child is failing school.
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The Importance of a Positive Homework Space

Several southeast Michigan parents explain why having a positive homework space is so important for kids – and offer a few tips on creating one in your home.
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Preschool Primer for Finding a School, Preparing and More

Ready to send your little guy or gal to preschool in fall of 2020? Two local experts offer their best advice for planning your child's preschool experience.
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How Gen Z Learns: It’s More Self-Paced and Collaborative Than Ever

They're roughly ages 5-24 – and their classrooms are very different from those of their millennial and Gen X parents. Find out more about how Gen. Z learns.

Crowdfunding for Public Schools’ Needs Growing in Metro Detroit

Whether it's due to tight budgets or the unique needs of its students, crowdfunding for public schools has picked up steam with websites like DonorsChoose.