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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
Trenton High School Holds 2014 Prom

Trenton High School Holds 2014 Prom

See local students in the photo gallery.
Grosse Ile, Trenton Public Schools Closed Tuesday

Grosse Ile, Trenton Public Schools Closed Tuesday

A wind chill warning means a combination of very cold air and strong winds will create dangerously low wind chill values.
Trenton and Grosse Ile Public Schools Closed Wednesday

Trenton and Grosse Ile Public Schools Closed Wednesday

All Grosse Ile and Trenton public schools will be closed again Wednesday due to inclement weather.
Grosse Ile, Trenton Public Schools Closed Tuesday

Grosse Ile, Trenton Public Schools Closed Tuesday

Public Schools will be closed again Tuesday due to the heavy snowstorm and sub-zero wind chills.
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.
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.
Are Kids Getting Too Much Homework?

Are Kids Getting Too Much Homework?

A recent Atlantic article explores what happens when a parent takes on his daughter’s homework for a week: it’s not pretty.
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 .