All posts by Donna Iadipaolo

Mom, dad and sons all come together in work and play

Local history In 2008, the Reyes family purchased Carpenter Brothers Hardware store and in 2010 began Ita Yoga Studio in the same plaza on Plymouth Road. Armando Reyes believes their family has built a sense of community and connection in the neighborhood where their businesses are. “I have grown up in this store,” explained Armando

TRAILS brings effective mental health practices to school

The new Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why, based on a novel about teen suicide, has raised awareness of teen mental health to the level of national discussion. Everyday pressures and mental health concerns are a challenge for teens; but how can parents and adults help? The locally developed TRAILS Program (Transforming Research into Action to Improve

Parents Make Their Voices Heard on Homework

Some parents share homework horror stories, such as their kindergartener coming home with packets of worksheets to agonize over for hours at night. Many parents question whether any homework should be given in the early elementary grades, K-3, at all. Others raise concern about the kind of homework their children should be given. Along with

The 2016 Ann Arbor Public Schools Climate Survey

Released this summer, the 2016 Ann Arbor Public Schools School Climate Survey Report highlighted many positive aspects of people’s feelings about AAPS, but left room for improvement in the district as well. K12 Insight partnered with Dawn Linden, executive director, elementary education to develop the 2016 School Climate Survey which primarily addressed the topics of: