School Issues

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A Parent’s Guide to School Online

Keeping your child home this fall? Prepare for the school year and help your child get the most out of digital learning with this guide to online school.

Making New Friends Boosts Kindergarten Confidence

For young girls, a kindergarten readiness program builds classroom know-how. Learn how Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan helps boost that confidence.
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A Teacher’s Perspective on Going Back-to-School During the Pandemic

A local teacher who works with preschoolers from low income families shares her thoughts on reopening our schools during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Gov. Whitmer Announces Return-to-School Roadmap for 2020

On June 30, Gov. Whitmer unveiled a 63-page report outlining the safety protocols for back-to-school in 2020. Here's a breakdown of the Return-to-School Roadmap.
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Tips to Get Kids Reading This Summer

Not all kids love reading but you can help them build a passion for books with these five tips to get kids reading this summer.
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Helping Students Transition to Middle and High School

At Roseville Community Schools, ensuring students have successful transitions between buildings is top of mind. Here's how they make the experience smooth.
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What Going Back to School Might Look Like This Fall

Wondering what the heck going back to school will look like this year? Several southeast Michigan schools have draft plans already in place. Here's a breakdown of those plans.
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Best High Schools in Michigan? US News & World Report Weighs In

The International Academy of Macomb ranks No. 2 in the nation, the magazine says; learn how the schools were scored and which ones were dubbed both the best high schools in Michigan and the U.S.
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Starting a Diversity Program

Help your child's school celebrate culture and diversity by starting a diversity program. These handy tips and online resources designed for parents and teachers can get you started.
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Multicultural Children’s Books That Showcase Diversity

These 10 multicultural children's books feature main characters with different ethnicities, identities and special needs.
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Introducing Different Cultures to Your Kids Through Books About Diversity

Exposing kids to different cultures is important all year long. Here's a list of some great books about diversity that families can read together to increase their cultural awareness.
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Teaching Kids How to Write a Letter

In the era of texts and emails, letter-writing is a lost art, but you can still teach your child how to write a letter in just a few easy steps.