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New Parent Survey Reveals Parents Across Michigan Overwhelmingly Pleased with 21st Century Education

New Parent Survey Reveals Parents Across Michigan Overwhelmingly Pleased with 21st Century Education

Connections Education's Michigan-based virtual and blended learning public schools receive high marks from parents
Dexter Closes School Tuesday Due to Dangerous Wind Chill Values

Dexter Closes School Tuesday Due to Dangerous Wind Chill Values

Evening activities have also been canceled.
Longest Winter Break Ever? Dexter Schools Close Again Wednesday

Longest Winter Break Ever? Dexter Schools Close Again Wednesday

What does legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder mean for the spring dismissal date?
How Buying a House in Dexter Helps Schools (It’s Not What You Think)

How Buying a House in Dexter Helps Schools (It’s Not What You Think)

If you think an increased tax base is the only way a robust real estate market helps schools, think again.
When It’s 4:20, Teens Prefer Real – Not Synthetic – Marijuana, Michigan Study Shows

When It’s 4:20, Teens Prefer Real – Not Synthetic – Marijuana, Michigan Study Shows

Referring to pot as a “benign substance that has no ill effects” in medical marijuana and legalization campaigns is “a great disservice to young people,” drug czar says.
Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

Common Core: 5 Ways to Help Kids Adapt to New Standards

A list of tips and ideas to help kids adapt to the new national curriculum requirements in school.
Michigan College Students Have 10th Highest Average Debt

Michigan College Students Have 10th Highest Average Debt

More than 60 percent of last year's graduates have an average debt of more than $28,000.
Dexter High School Band Students in Elite Group Selected for Michigan All-State Band

Dexter High School Band Students in Elite Group Selected for Michigan All-State Band

Bethany Hansen, Travis Millar and Sophia Maxton will perform with the Michigan all-state band in January.
How the Common Core Kills Cursive

How the Common Core Kills Cursive

As cursive becomes endangered in schools, Americans evaluate what it’s really good for.
Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

Understanding Common Core: A Breakdown of the Pros and Cons

A big change is underway in the world of American education.
5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

5 Tips to Stop Sexual Violence Among Teens

A new study reveals that sexual violence among young Americans is a serious problem.
Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

Schools Increasingly Sort Through Students’ Social Media

One private company estimates it will be monitoring students’ tweets in over 3,000 schools by year’s end.
Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Today's College Grads Won't Be Able to Retire Until They're 73

Student loan debt likely will force today's college grads to work longer.
Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Checking Your Teen’s Facebook For Cyberbullying Isn’t Enough

Regular inspection of your child’s texts, Facebook and Twitter may not show whether they’re involved in cyberbullying.
Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

Kids and Sleep: The Schedule Doesn’t Add Up

To do everything you’re supposed to do, you’d need a time machine.
MEAP Testing Begins Tuesday

MEAP Testing Begins Tuesday

Michigan students in grades 3 through 9 will be tested in reading, writing, math, science and social studies for the next two weeks.
Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

Parents on Homework Load: ‘This Is Not Sustainable’

The debate over homework rages among American parents and educators, and many question its value altogether.
Schools Can Still Register to Participate in 'Walk to School Day'

Schools Can Still Register to Participate in 'Walk to School Day'

The annual event takes place next Wednesday and is put on by the Michigan Fitness Foundation and the Michigan Department of Transportation .
Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Why School Peanut Bans Keep Changing

Reports of severe allergic reactions have spiked, but that doesn’t mean your kid’s PB&J’s are banned.
Detroit Red Wing Justin Abdelkader Encourages Students to Read

Detroit Red Wing Justin Abdelkader Encourages Students to Read

Michigan students in grades K-5 can win tickets to home games by participating in the second annual "Red Wings for Reading" program.