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Michigan Board of Education Rolls Out New ‘Snow Day’ Policy

With several more weeks of winter still remaining, many school districts that have used more than their allotted snow days are trying to figure out how to make up for lost time. The Michigan Board of Education has adopted a new policy for schools to follow.

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Governor Snyder Outlines Proposed Fiscal Year 2015 Budget

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder outlined his proposed Fiscal Year 2015 budget on Wednesday morning. In it, the governor says "this is more than just a budget. It's the story of Michigan's comeback." The governor also offered a 2016 projected budget, continuing his practice of maintaining a long-range planning focus

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Watch Governor Snyder’s State of the State Address Here!

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder will deliver his fourth State of the State address at 7 p.m. tonight. Some of the topics expected to be discussed in the speech include: additional funding for improving Michigan roads, reforming no-fault auto insurance, improving mental health services and expanding the Educational Achievement Authority for low-performing school districts

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State Budget Targets to Provide More for Education, Personal Tax Relief

An agreement on spending targets by the governor  and legislative leaders adds funding to the budget recommendation for fiscal year 2013, with the bulk of the new funding slated for K-12 education and a reduction in personal income taxes

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Shakira To Advise Barack Obama On Education

Shakira endorsed Barack Obama for President in 2008, and later played at his inauguration. Now it looks like Obama is returning the favor as earlier this week he appointed the world’s foremost hip shaker to his Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics.

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Gleason, Ananich to Host Education Funding Town Hall

State Senator John Gleason and State Representative Jim Ananich will be hosting a town hall meeting tonight in Flint to discuss educational funding.

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5 Fun After School Activities That Keep Kids Learning

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A child’s day doesn’t end when the final school bell rings. In fact for many children it’s just beginning. Where to go for ideas? Oddly, pull from what your kids love most about school — and think outside the sandbox. From the physical, to the

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 18 – Robert Redford, Andy Samberg and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

Robert Redford
Age: 75
Occupation: Actor, Director, and Environmentalist
Known For: Starring in films such as ‘Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,’ ‘Out of Africa,’ and ‘All the President’s Men,’ winning an Academy Award for directing ‘Ordinary People,’ and founding the Sundance Film Festival

Andy Samberg
Age: 33
Occupation: Actor, Comedian, and Rapper
Known For: His work as a cast member of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and appearing in several hilarious viral videos such ‘Lazy Sunday,’ ‘D*** in a Box,’ and ‘I’m on a Boat’

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Police: Abducted N.M. Girl Rescued by Good Samaritan Who Chased Kidnapper [VIDEO]

The attempted kidnapping of a six-year-old New Mexico girl was thwarted on Monday when a concerned citizen jumped into action and chased after the perpetrator.

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Female Pakistani Squash Player Carries on Dream in Spite of Taliban

Maria Toorpakai Wazir, a rising star in the sport of squash, grew up in rural Pakistan where her father, fearing retaliation for violating strict Pakistani tradition, “encouraged everyone to think she was his son,” reports the Toronto Star. After Toorpakai became more well-known, the Taliban reportedly threatened her if she’d continue playing because it considers women wearing shorts to be obscene.

Toorpakai, 21, decided it was time to leave Pakistan to continue pursuing her dreams, and she landed in Toronto in the spring to study and train with Canadian squash legend Jonathon Power. Power believes that Toorpakai has what it takes to be the best in the sport.

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