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How to Make a Difference in and Help Your School District

Advice for parents from the executive director of the Michigan Association of School Boards.

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?

Teacher from Hell: Tips for Dealing With Difficult Teachers

Wondering how you should be dealing with difficult teachers? Make nice with your child's not-so-nice teacher with these 16 tips.

10 Ways to Help Your Child Succeed in School

Learn key ways to help your child succeed in school and beyond, offered by a veteran metro Detroit teacher and law expert.

Back-to-School Checklist

From buying supplies to catching up on those summer reading lists, here's what you need to do to prepare for the new school year.

Help Kids Get in a Back to School Mindset

Switching gears from vacation fun to hitting class can be a bummer for children. Here are three ways parents can ease them back into a learning routine.

Sneaking School into Summer

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

MSU Research Reports Sagging Areas in Pandemic Teaching

A survey from Michigan State University’s Education Policy Innovation Collaborative found teachers are struggling to find students and maintain attendance during virtual school.

Helping Kids with Learning Disabilities Navigate Online School

Virtual school can be difficult for parents and students, especially when kids need extra support. Here are some tips to help students with learning disabilities tackle online school.

COVID-19 Outbreaks at Michigan Schools

The state of Michigan is tracking outbreaks at our schools and colleges. Here are the latest COVID outbreaks at schools in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor.

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.

The 24 Books Kids Should Read Before Leaving Elementary School

Get a list of board books, early readers and chapter books that all elementary-aged kids should read before moving on to middle school.
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Grab your sweatshirts, round up the kids and head to these fab October festivals.

Talking to Kids About Their Career Path and Backup Plan

Today’s kids can start mapping out their career path as early as preschool. Here, a Macomb County expert offers insight on how you can take an active role in the development of your child’s future plans.

Self-defense Classes for Kids in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for a place your child can go to learn some skills? Check out one of these spots in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor that offer self-defense classes for kids.

Family Fun Things to Do This Weekend in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Looking for some family fun? Check out our list of events and other things to do this weekend.