Parents & Community

MDE Parent Dashboard

The Michigan Department of Education has released a dashboard for parents. This Parent Dashboard is an integral component of the state’s Strategic Plan to make Michigan a Top 10 education state in 10 years. It builds on the Strategic Partnership with Parents, Families, and Community Services that encourages and promotes meaningful, authentic engagement with parents and families. “Parents asked and we listened,” said State Superintendent Brian Whiston. “I’m very pleased to make the Parent Dashboard available to parents and other Michigan education stakeholders who want a more complete picture of how their local schools are serving children.”

The Parent Dashboard for School Transparency

Community Resources

Community Resources List 

Free ESL Classes PDF with Mango Languages through the Dearborn Heights City Libraries

Metro Parent Magazine - An online parenting community offering expert advice, stories on parenting trends and issues, and numerous ways for parents to enrich their experience raising the next generation.

Michigan Alliance for Families provides information, support, and education for families who have children and young adults (birth to 26 years of age) who receive (or may be eligible to receive) special education services. This website can help you with finding information on special education issues as well as disability specific information.

Parents and Families Page by the Michigan Dept. of Education - "Collaborating for Success" - Parent Engagement Toolkit 

Reading is Fundamental Website - 
Their vision is a literate America in which all children have access to books and discover the joys and value of reading.

Transition to Kindergarten Parent Guides - The Michigan Department of Education (MDE), Office of Great Start/Early Childhood Education and Family Services -  tip sheets which highlight questions parents may have when children are entering kindergarten.