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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
Christians On Equal Footing for Employment at Ferndale Schools

Christians On Equal Footing for Employment at Ferndale Schools

A state representative wants answers about why a clause giving employment to non-Christians was ever part of Ferndale Schools' employment policy.
Extreme Arctic Blast Prompts Ferndale to Close School Tuesday

Extreme Arctic Blast Prompts Ferndale to Close School Tuesday

A decision will be made Tuesday night on whether to keep kids at home Wednesday as extreme cold temperatures continue to punish southeast Michigan.
Longest Winter Break Ever? Ferndale Schools Close Again Wednesday

Longest Winter Break Ever? Ferndale Schools Close Again Wednesday

What does legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder mean for the spring dismissal date?
UPDATE: Ferndale Will Reschedule Kindergarten Roundup

UPDATE: Ferndale Will Reschedule Kindergarten Roundup

Future kindergarteners and their parents will take free bus rides and meet the principals and teachers, visit the classrooms, and learn about what they can expect in the coming years
Bitter Wind Chills, Blowing and Drifting Snow Mean Another Day Off for Ferndale Kids

Bitter Wind Chills, Blowing and Drifting Snow Mean Another Day Off for Ferndale Kids

Do you have any weather-related closings? Tell us about them below in the comments.
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.
Japhet School Celebrates Arrival in Clawson with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Japhet School Celebrates Arrival in Clawson with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

School was the first in Michigan – and the first independent school in the country – to earn the National School of Character designation.
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.
Youth Arts Group to Make $55,000 in Grants to Help State’s Kids See Arts, Cultural Attractions

Youth Arts Group to Make $55,000 in Grants to Help State’s Kids See Arts, Cultural Attractions

Michigan Youth Arts and Michigan Council for Arts & Culture team for a third year to subsidize the cost of field trip transportation.
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.
Charter School for the Arts Offers Open House for Prospective Students

Charter School for the Arts Offers Open House for Prospective Students

Arts Academy in the Woods blends arts and academics.
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.