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Find the Right College Fit for Your Child

The University of Michigan executive director Ted Spencer, who's also served as dean of admissions, offers five insights to students looking for the right path in higher education.

I Love My Public Library

You may never realize how much you love your local library, until you are in danger of losing it.

Young Authors & Illustrators Winners 2010

Meet the talented southeast Michigan kids in grades 1-8 who took home the top prizes in Metro Parent's 11th annual event!

Wonderful Waterbug Photos

They're in beaches and pools making a splash all around southeast Michigan and beyond. Who? Your kids! Dive into our summer-fun photo gallery featuring little local tadpoles sure to make you smile.

I Hate Papers!

There was a day I could keep up with the papers coming in and going out of my family's house. Not anymore!

Finding a New School Checklist

Looking for a new public, charter or private option for your child? The eight steps on our finding a school checklist can help you make the right choice.

I Love My Kids' Teachers

Whenever I think I'm having a tough day with my little darlings, I just imagine what it must be like juggling 25 kids every week day!

Creating a Homework Environment

Here are eight simple ways to create a homework environment for your kids to study in at home that will help them find school success.

Boosting Interest in Social Studies

How can you nurture a budding historian? Here are a few ways to build on kids' curiosity for the subject.

Time for a Tutor?

Determine whether your struggling student just needs a boost or if an underlying issue could be cause for added help.

I Love My Kids' After-school Activities

Watching her daughters dancing, doing gymnastics and ice skating has been an unexpected lesson for this local mom.

Stumped by Story Problems?

Try this four-step solution to help coach frustrated students through these tricky math problems.
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