October is National Farm to School Month and at one northern Michigan school, students have been in the garden growing their lunches. Now it’s harvest time.
Students at Northern Michigan Christian School in McBain have been growing vegetables for lunches and for agricultural education for six years now.
Nikki Witbeck teaches agriculture classes at the school.
She said the students weren’t getting enough healthy food. So the school decided to discontinue the federal hot lunch program and plant its own garden. Read more
UNIQUE INTERNATIONAL TEAM – Lake Superior State University President Tom Pleger (left), Algoma Public Health Medical Officer of Health Kim Barker, and Sault College President Ron Common seal a partnership that will bolster public health training in Michigan and northern Ontario. The three institutions launched a new International Public and Environmental Health Program on Sept. 24-25, the only of its kind in North America and eight years in the making. (LSSU/John Shibley)
Lake Superior State University has been accredited by the Canadian Institute of Public Health Inspectors (CIPHI) to train students to work in Canada.
It’s supposed to be a safe place to learn and grow, but some youth advocates say in Michigan there is a growing tendency to criminalize rather than educate children. The advocates are working to fight what they call the “school-to-prison pipeline.”
Renowned scientist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson comes to Alma College this Wednesday.
David Nicholas had the opportunity to speak with him recently about his work and gaining a renewed national exposure through the Cosmos series earlier this year…
A bill creating a permanent college endowment fund for foster children was approved by the state House this week, and is now on it’s way to the Senate.
Kathy Lockhart is the coordinator for foster programs at Eagle Village in Osceola County.
She said young people in foster care are often excited when they start pursuing higher education, but they can easily become overwhelmed. Read more
The head of the National Education Association (NEA), the country’s largest union representing teachers, made stops in Michigan on September 24.
Michigan is home to 3,000 miles of coastline and surrounded by the largest freshwater source in the world. The Michigan Nautical Gathering, being held next month in Lansing, will show our appreciation for it.
Mid-Michigan Community College, based in Clare county, is receiving recognition for its plastics engineering program.
The Central Michigan University College of Medicine has been given the green light to proceed with a second building project in Saginaw. Read more
Democrats at the state Capitol are calling for a moratorium on new charter schools until there are rules that ensure more transparency and accountability.