Author Archives: Jeff Popovich

Special education conference comes to central Michigan this weekend

School desksPeople who interact with children and young adults with special needs are being invited to a special conference on the campus of Central Michigan University this weekend.

The focus of the conference will be improving communication skills between parents and professionals to help young people with special needs, said Sarah Cassavaugh. She’s with the Michigan Alliance for Families, which is sponsoring the event. Read more

Support for Michigan agriculture continues to grow

farmingNorthern Michigan agriculture is receiving a boost through new grant money, as a result of the 2014 Farm Bill.

The USDA’s Specialty Crop Block Grant Program will provide nearly $2 million to support 30 Michigan specialty crop projects throughout the state. Read more

The fight against bullying

bully-movie-posterBullying is something we’ve all experienced or seen in one form or another. The documentary, Bully, aired Monday on PBS. The program showcases the ugly truths of modern day bullying.

The 2011 documentary film Bully, follows the lives of 5 kids and their families over the course of a school year, as they deal with bullying. Read more

Grandville Robodawgs are leading the way in educational robotics

robodawgfootball-2A Michigan school district has garnered national attention for being a leader in educational robotics.

The Grandville Robodawgs began designing, building and programming competitive robots as one high school robotics team in 1998. Read more

Deer are threatening the safety of air travelers

goofy deer

Wildlife and aviation experts say deer have become nuisances for airports and threats to pilots, especially during this time of year.

Officials say deer are attracted to airport runways for warmth. Runways maintain heat longer than the bare ground.
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