School Issues

It’s Play Time with Playworks Michigan

This nonprofit organization is changing recess with games that boost a child's social and emotional learning.
Mental health day for students

Allowing Students a Mental Health Day

Sometimes, it's OK to let your child take a mental health day off from school. A pediatric psychologist with Henry Ford Behavioral Health weighs in.
Time management tips for students

Time Management Tips for Students

Get insights from a school counselor on time management for students to help them figure out the key to juggling it all and winning the study struggle.
Helping young kids set goals

How to Help Young Kids Set Goals

Helping kids set goals for themselves can help them academically and in the future. A local teacher gives parents tips to encourage the practice.

Buddy Benches at Schools for Kids in Need of a Friend

'Buddy benches' provide a respite and a pal for kids who feel alone at school. And, for one local family, it keeps their own young son's compassion alive.

Does School Start Too Early?

Studies say later start times may help sleepy tweens' and teens' academic success – and even prevent obesity.

Fun Facts About the School Bus

'The wheels on the bus go round and round!' Here are 20 fun facts about this school staple, just in time for back-to-school.

Karen McGraw, Metro Parent 2016 Top Teacher

The Dearborn Heights Montessori Center educator has made a lasting impact on many students by igniting their passion for learning.

Heather Petrus, Metro Parent 2016 Top Teacher

In her role at Bingham Farms Elementary School, this special teacher specializes in working with toddlers who have autism.

Metro Parent’s Top Teacher Awards

We asked southeast Michigan parents to give gold stars to the awesome educators in their kids' schools. Meet the two teachers who earned highest grades.

Schools Are Serving Healthier Lunches – Are Kids Eating Them?

More than five years ago, the USDA revamped the standards for school lunch. Find out how schools are serving healthier lunches and getting kids to eat them.

Fort Myers, Florida Beach Vacation for Families

Scoop up seashells, meet an alligator in the Everglades – and much more – in Florida.