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Grants awarded to help prepare children for school

e8475de0344e92d68bc6745bc5ea0d46 (1)The grants are called home visitation grants. They were awarded to 15 intermediate school districts.

Bill DiSessa is the spokesperson for the Michigan department of Education.

He said the grants will help young children get extra attention to prepare them for school.

“ We’re talking about young children before they get into the K-12 system. To get them an early head start if you will on learning. And with research showing the positive result that can come at that- at such an early start. “

DiSessa said grants have been awarded in districts including Saginaw and Ingham county.

The funding is expected to help 600 families prepare kids for school.

Michigan schools still do not provide enough resources to special needs students

old-school-signMichigan schools need to spend more money helping students with special needs. That’s the finding of a study commissioned by the state legislature in 2015. The findings were presented to the Board of Education Tuesday, the same day the Board discussed a statewide initiative to make Michigan a Top 10 performing state within the next 10 years.
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School districts receive waivers to start early

old-school-signIf you have kids and are planning a Labor Day trip, you might want to check your child’s school calendar. 50 school districts have received a waiver to start classes before the holiday. Many districts say they need to start earlier because the state is requiring an extra week of school next year. They worry that will mean meeting further into the hot summer months.
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‘Purple mats’ may be the key to increase in oxygen 2.4 billion years ago

Sinkhole_Hoyt_May 30 -31_2012__126 (2)Sinkholes in Lake Huron could hold clues to the oxygenation of Earth 35 hundred million years ago.

That’s because the sinkholes are home to purple mats – microbial organisms that are distant cousins of some of the first life on Earth.

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