State health officials say unvaccinated children are contracting the chickenpox virus at school.
This Summer Central Michigan University is rolling out a new program aimed at getting children more active.
The program is called ‘Play on the Way’ and through it, CMU will send out a truck and trailer fully equipped with everything kids need to have fun outdoors.
A five and a half million dollar grant will provide students from around Michigan with money for food.
The grant from the US Department of Agriculture will allow several school districts around the state to provide summer meals to students. Continue reading
A Michigan Representative has introduced legislation that would make smoking with someone under 18 in the car a civil infraction. Much like a speeding ticket. Continue reading
State lawmakers have taken another step to revoke cash assistance from families with kids who persistently miss school.
The state Senate approved the bill on Tuesday with a 26-12 vote. Continue reading
The state House has adopted legislation that would allow faith-based adoption agencies to continue to turn away LGBT couples — even if the US Supreme Court legalizes same-sex marriage.
It’s called Student Tools for Emergency Planning, or STEP. It’s a curriculum that helps teachers prepare students for emergencies like tornadoes, flooding and storms. Continue reading
State officials said most child abuse investigations in Michigan involve children between the ages of 7 and 12.
Officials in Clare County said they’re working to make investigations less stressful for abused children by working together.
Police, health care officials, and child advocacy officials are planning to sign a new child abuse investigation protocol Jan. 23. Continue reading
One of the grants is earmarked to recruit foster families in Montmorency county. Continue reading
Now as the year comes to a close, one of his donations will be making its way to McLean and Eakin Booksellers in Petoskey. Continue reading
Parents seeking to boost their children’s reading capabilities have a new website to turn to; It’s called Reading Brightstart.
The site gives parents information on how to teach their children to read, starting at birth. Continue reading
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. Continue reading
A group of immigrant children set for a brief stay in Bay City are expected to arrive later this month. Just in time for a decision by the city commission on whether to welcome them. Continue reading
Wellspring Lutheran Services secured a federal contract to house 24 boys and girls between 6 and 13 years old at its Bay City facility.
As debate continues over what to do with unauthorized immigrant children and teens from Central America- it would appear for the time being- some kids have found a temporary home in Bay City. Continue reading
May is bringing more than flowers. If state officials are successful, it will also bring more homes for children in foster care. May is Foster Care month in Michigan. Continue reading
A new report says that minority children, including African and Native-Americans, and Latinos, are losing ground to their non-minority counterparts.
Obesity is one of America’s most prevalent issues. Imagine the trouble when people don’t even recognize the problem.
According to a new study, many parents would have no problem letting their children participate in health research.