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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
Lake Orion Schools Closed Due to Bitter Cold Weather; High School Exams Affected

Lake Orion Schools Closed Due to Bitter Cold Weather; High School Exams Affected

No decision yet on school Wednesday; school officials are working around required high school exams scheduled this week.
Pound Down Pancakes for Lake Orion Percussion (VIDEO)

Pound Down Pancakes for Lake Orion Percussion (VIDEO)

Donations at pancake breakfast will offset costs for Lake Orion Percussion ensemble to perform in world competition in Dayton, Ohio.
Longest Winter Break Ever? Lake Orion Schools Close Again Wednesday

Longest Winter Break Ever? Lake Orion Schools Close Again Wednesday

What does legislation signed by Gov. Rick Snyder mean for the spring dismissal date?
Bitter Wind Chills, Blowing and Drifting Snow Mean Another Day Off for Lake Orion Kids

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

Do you have any weather-related closings? Tell us about them in the comments below.
School to Move Forward with $8 Million in Projects Without Voter Approval

School to Move Forward with $8 Million in Projects Without Voter Approval

After two failed bond issues, school board members decide roof replacements, security upgrades and other items can’t be delayed. But resulting budget cuts will likely be “very unpleasant
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.
For Local Student, a Week of Hard Labor Isn’t a Sentence, But an Opportunity

For Local Student, a Week of Hard Labor Isn’t a Sentence, But an Opportunity

Abby Ernatt will be volunteering with the Rural Reconstruction project at the Southern Appalachian Labor School in West Virginia.
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.
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.
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.
John Tyson Inaugurated as Rochester College's 9th President

John Tyson Inaugurated as Rochester College's 9th President

College swears in new president in ceremony featuring Rochester Hills mayor, Lawrence Tech president.
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.