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Gleason Asks Governor to Remove GISD Board Members

Senator John J. Gleason (D- Flushing) announced today that he has sent a letter to Governor Rick Snyder requesting the removal of Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) board members Lawrence Ford and Paul Newman

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Mott Community College Celebrates New Degree Program with Launch Party

Mott Community College will be celebrating the its latest degree offering with a public party on Tuesday, October 2nd from 4:00 – 7:00 PM in the Event Center.

Beginning with the Fall 2012 semester, students at Mott may pursue an Associate in Fine Arts (AFA), with tracks in Music and Studio Art

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Schuette Launches 2012 Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative Program

On Wednesday, Attorney General Bill Schuette today visited CA Frost Environmental Science Academy to announce the launch of the 2012 Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative (CSI), a free internet safety program for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, offered by the Attorney General’s Office

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What Type of School Provides Kids with the Best Education? — Survey of the Day

Every child in the United States is entitled to a free public school education. However, according to a new survey from Gallup of 1012 adults, public schools rate lowest among all the education options children have.

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New Research Reveals Overweight Teens Get Bad Grades

There are many dangers that can come from being an overweight or obese teenager, including the risk of developing chronic conditions like heart disease, Type-2 diabetes and stroke.

However, new research indicates that teens suffering from obesity might be at risk for acquiring more than just poor health, but lower school grades as well.

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Would You Let Your Child Undergo Plastic Surgery If It Could Prevent Bullying? — Survey of the Day

Bullying has been around forever, but it’s really come to the forefront over the last few years with experts and educators weighing in with different ways to solve this problem that affects so many kids.

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10 Great Educational Trips to Take During the School Year

School is back in session in a lot of places, but that doesn’t mean that travel is completely off-limits for your family.

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10 Ways to Give Your Kids a Boost By Helping Them Study Better

When your kids go back to school, it’s almost like you go back to school, too. Teachers and childhood development professionals agree that when a child’s parents are involved in his education, he learns more and gets better grades. That means, you have just as big a responsibility in his schoolwork as he does.

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Should Kids Be Fined for Skipping School?

You may already know some lucky kids are being rewarded with things like shoes, iPads and even cars just for showing up to school. But if they don’t, is it fair to fine them — and their parents?

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Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Starts Her Own Anti-Bullying Foundation

Remember Karen Klein, the upstate New York bus monitor who was viciously harassed by her middle school charges in a video that went viral in June? Her story had a happy ending, as an internet fundraising campaign to send the 68-year-old on a “nice vacation” raised over $700,000 from 32,000 people around the world.

That’s more than enough money for Klein to retire from the yellow school bus grind. And she plans to. But she is also using a good chunk of the cash — $100,000 — to set up the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation.

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