September 30, 2018

HALF of all U.S. students attend high or mid-high poverty schools. It's important that we fund these schools fairly, providing ALL students with the opportunities and tools they need to succeed.

Source: National Center for Education Statistics

September 29, 2018

Michigan’s decision not to release for another two years the scores of the science test taken last spring means schools, parents and children are operating in the dark on how well students are learning. The state’s long road to getting an effective assessment of studen...

September 28, 2018

Cyberbullying is like playground bullying, but it's done either online or with cell phones. It can take the form of individual harassment, public humiliation, or both. The viral nature of online life and cell phones makes sending humiliating or degrading messages,...

September 27, 2018

Crossing a street requires a complex set of skills. First, kids need to determine where to cross—at a corner or crosswalk. They need to know where and how to look for traffic. Also, children need to make a good guess as to when an oncoming car might reach the intersect...

September 26, 2018

Southfield Public Schools is one of 28 school districts located in Oakland County, Michigan, one of the wealthiest counties in the United States. The Southfield and Lathrup Village communities are a blend of suburban and urban landscapes - wooded subdivisions with larg...

September 25, 2018

For Justin Jennings to arrive where he is today was almost impossible. He entered college reading at a third-grade level. He nearly flunked out.

Today, with four degrees to his name, Jennings is superintendent of Muskegon Public Schools, a job that leaves him facing ano...

September 24, 2018

Full-time-equivalent enrollment in Michigan public schools has gone down 6 percent since 2009. We need to continue to improve our public education system to keep our schools competitive.

September 23, 2018

When it comes to TV, one of the most useful tools you can give your preteen child is the power to question. Help her to understand that all TV programs are creations made by people, rather than accept what's on the screen as objective truth. An advertiser may choos...

September 22, 2018

At the autumnal equinox, which occurs around September 22 each year in the Northern Hemisphere, day and night are of roughly equal lengths. The equinox marks the beginning of the season of autumn, which lasts until the winter solstice in December. After the equinox, th...