It seems it’s never too early for the talk, the one about alcohol. Now doctors recommend that parents begin talking to their children about alcohol abuse when the kids are nine-years old.
This is according to a recent study done by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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.
Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a new law tying welfare benefits to school attendance.
For more than two years, a Michigan Department of Health and Human Services policy has ended cash assistance for families with children who persistently miss school. House Bill 4041 cements that policy in state law.
The Legislature has approved budgets for the coming fiscal year.
The K-through-12 schools budget was enthusiastically endorsed by Republicans and Democrats. Every school district in the state will see a funding bump of $70 to $140 per student under the new K-through-12 budget the Legislature just sent to Governor Rick Snyder.
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.
Bullying 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. Continue reading
Most students look forward to summer for three months off from school. Next year for students in the Baldwin School District however, summer will be cut short. Continue reading
Our nation’s capital this week will host hospital administrators and families from Michigan and around the country for what’s called the Speak Now for Kids Family Advocacy Day. Continue reading
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Provided by the Munson Healthcare Regional Foundation
Water conservation organizations across the state have millions in new money to work with this summer.
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A northern Michigan hospital received a grant this month to continue operation of a new program dedicated to creating healthy lifestyles for kids.
Exercising, learning about your body and having fun – who knew all of these could be combined into one?