School Issues

Michigan’s New School Rating System Releases Results

The Michigan Department of Education rolled out a new system that grades based on overall student performance. Where did your child's school fall?

Redshirting Kindergarten is Better, Study Says

The youngest kids in class had significantly more trouble with emotional strength and maturity, which is why one study says that redshirting kindergarten, or putting your kid in school later, is better.

Are You Too Involved in Your Kid’s Homework?

Offering kids too much homework help is a common parent misstep that could do more harm than good. Here are five reasons to take a more hands-off approach on your child's homework.

BulletSafe Bulletproof Backpack Panel Provides Safety in Scary Times

In light of recent tragic events, local company BulletSafe is offering a bulletproof backpack panel for kids.

Parents You Hate in the School Drop-Off Loop

From the rule-breakers to the self-declared traffic police, parents everywhere can relate to these school drop-off offenders.

Fed Up With School Fundraisers? Try These Creative Fundraising Ideas

Sick of school fundraisers? You're not alone. If you're tired of buying (and shilling) overpriced stuff to support your kids' schools, here's some insight and fundraising ideas.

Should Schools Close Due to the Flu Epidemic?

As the flu epidemic rages on, some schools have needed to temporarily shut down. Find out what's involved in making that decision – and how districts work to keep buildings clean.

Mr. E in the D’s Reading and Math Mixtapes for Kids

Emmanuel Smith, a local teacher and dad, created a spin on today's popular music to teach kids math and reading.

Cutting Down Distractions in High School

A teacher from Lakeview Public Schools in St. Clair Shores offers advice on helping kids stay focused.

The Importance of Teaching Altruism in Elementary School

Studies show that giving back enhances personal growth and development in kids ages 5-12. Here are ways to help your child give back.

How to Help a Child Struggling With Reading

Does your kid try to skip silent reading time or get frustrated when stumbling on words? Here are tips on how to help a child struggling with reading.

Scholarships for High School Students in Michigan

Looking for some free money to help pay for your child's college education? Here, you will find a list of scholarships for high school students in southeast Michigan and beyond.
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