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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
Utica Community Schools Closed Wednesday Due to Inclement Weather

Utica Community Schools Closed Wednesday Due to Inclement Weather

Wind chills could drop the real-feel temperature as low as -35 degrees.
Utica Students Design 'Future City' for Novi Competition

Utica Students Design 'Future City' for Novi Competition

Students built a model that centered around solving urban transportation problems.
Utica Community Schools Closed Tuesday Due to Inclement Weather

Utica Community Schools Closed Tuesday Due to Inclement Weather

Wind chills could drop the real-feel temperature as low as -35 degrees.
Utica Community Schools Closed Monday Due to Inclement Weather

Utica Community Schools Closed Monday Due to Inclement Weather

Wind chills could drop the real-feel temperature as low as -35 degrees.
Utica Community Schools Closed Friday Due to Inclement Weather

Utica Community Schools Closed Friday Due to Inclement Weather

Wind chills are expected to be between -15 and -25 degrees Friday.
An Easy Way for Utica Schools and the Community to Connect

An Easy Way for Utica Schools and the Community to Connect

Patch's open blog allows you to easily share information with your neighbors.
UPDATE: Utica Community Schools Closes Schools on Monday and Tuesday

UPDATE: Utica Community Schools Closes Schools on Monday and Tuesday

The city of Utica also issued a snow emergency Sunday.
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.
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.
Utica Schools Earns Top Grades for 2012-13 Audit Report

Utica Schools Earns Top Grades for 2012-13 Audit Report

UCS is spending less, according to external auditors Plante & Moran.
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.
Utica Teachers Awarded Special Grants

Utica Teachers Awarded Special Grants

Fifty-seven teachers in eight counties in southeast Michigan won more than $40,000 as part of the Classroom Cash program.
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.