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Resource: Grand Rapids Academic Summer
Program (For All Michigan Kids!)
GRASP is a Reading and Math correspondence program for children
completing grades K-8. There is also an online version for grades 4-8. The
program seeks to help students retain skills learned during the past school
year by providing review exercises created by curriculum professionals and
teachers. GRASP has 9 lessons to be submitted during the summer—one per week
or at their own pace to work around other activities, as long as everything
is submitted by the deadline. Each lesson reinforces the basic skills
typically found in most curricula at that particular grade level. GRASP
staff score the lesson and return it to the student with comments. Online
students get immediate results. Students who successfully complete at least
7 of 9 lessons by the deadline are awarded a GRASP certificate. A medal is
awarded for 9 successfully completed lessons. For more information or to
enroll, go to http://grasp.grps.org or
call (616) 819-2548.
Resource from Galludet! What
is ASL Connect all about?
ASL Connect is intended to be a central resource for learning ASL and
about Deaf Studies online, with all content created by Deaf ASL-fluent
scholars. We offer ways to learn some basic ASL online to get you started,
and then we offer highly engaging and interactive ASL and Deaf Studies
- How do you get a middle schooler stoked about graphs? One word: puppies!
Activities for Kids
- What better way to learn about geometry and other core concepts than
designing a room or even a whole home?
10 Enjoyable Math
Crafts And Activities For World Maths Day
- If your student thinks they’re destined to hate math because they prefer
to use the creative side of their brain, give a few of these activities a
70 Cool Math Games
- If you disguise math as a game (or 70!), kids won’t mind learning
Cooking with Recipes
- Kids won’t be able to resist learning about fractions, multiplication and
division if their favorite recipe plays a part. This lesson also has
customizable, printable worksheets.
Resource: Khan Academy
You can learn anything. For free. For everyone.
Dyslexia Program is Right For Your Child?
Read about the differences between Barton, Lindamood-Bell
LiPS and ABeCeDarian.
Child Lead Exposure Elimination Commission Hosting Community Forums to
Gather Feedback on Action Plan
LANSING, Mich. – To gather feedback on a plan to create a lead-free
Michigan, a series of public forums are being hosted by the state’s Child
Lead Exposure Elimination Commission (CLEEC) in May and June. The CLEEC's
five-year Action Plan builds upon the work of the former Child Lead
Poisoning Elimination Board with 51 specific action steps to be taken to
benefit the health of Michigan’s children. The action plan places a priority
on the prevention of exposure before children are lead poisoned. Federal,
state, local and community leaders, healthcare providers, private
sector/academic experts, privacy law experts, local health departments,
childcare centers and homeowners and tenants are invited to attend any of
the forums to provide input on the next steps for implementation. “We are
hoping to gather feedback from a wide variety of individuals on how to move
forward,” said Dr. Eden Wells, Michigan Department of Health and Human
Services chief medical executive and CLEEC chair. “The action plan is the
state’s guide to a state free of lead exposure and I look forward to seeing
the results it brings to fruition.” Forums are being offered: • Thursday,
May 31, 3 – 5:30 p.m. and 6 – 8:30 p.m. at the Kent County Health
Department, 700 Fuller Avenue, Grand Rapids. • Wednesday, June 13, 2:30 – 5
p.m. at the Jackson County Health Department, 1715 Lansing Avenue, Jackson.
• Monday, June 25, 6 – 8 p.m. at the Wayne County Community College’s
Downtown Campus, 1001 West Fort Street, Detroit. • Wednesday, July 18, 4 –
6:30 p.m. at the Grand Traverse County Health Department, 2600 Lafranier
Road, Traverse City. Additional forums may be scheduled in other areas of
the state. For a full listing of forums, visit
Download the flyer here (PDF).
At Rock Bottom, This Northern Michigan Elementary Now Produces Stars
By almost any indicator, the students at Kenwood Elementary in
Cadillac should be poor readers. Almost 3/4 of Kenwood students are
economically disadvantaged, in a state that ranks 44th in the nation in
low-income 4th grade reading skills. More than 9/10 of students at the
school are white; Michigan’s poor, white students rank a dismal 49th in 4th
rade reading, ahead of only Alaska. Yet these low-income students are
reading all-stars, meeting Michigan’s 4th grade reading standards at double
the rate of poor students elsewhere in the state.
Might Create Special Schools for Students with Special Needs
FOR LEARNING: From MIT
Playful approaches for building
cognitive skills and exploring science & math. Games play an important role
in the learning process: they provide a safe, creative environment in which
children learn to experiment, collaborate and problem-solve. We work with
educators to make sure our games tie into their math and science
curriculums. The games we develop can be played on computers or mobile
devices, and are used both inside and outside the classroom.
A Story About Who You Truly Are
In 2006 Anita Moorjani succumbed to cancer, had a near death
experience, and came back miraculously healed. Her books "Dying to Be Me"
and "What if THIS is Heaven?" are New York Times best sellers. In this book,
she shares with children what she wishes she had learned as a child and the
secret of her miraculous healing.
School Becomes National Leader by Making a Surprising Subject Compulsory
We were in special measures. We had low staff morale, parents not
happy with the school, results were poor and nobody wanted to come here, we
had budget issues. It's a downward spiral when you're there.
Grandfather Murders Family, After Taking Just 2 of These
It's the world's second most prescribed antidepressant, taken for
everything from anxiety, depression, irritability, muscle tension and
fatigue. Up to 85 percent get addicted within weeks.
Back-to-School Tips for Parents and Students
Between the social-media-fueled pressure, college admissions madness
and bullying, schools today can be a minefield. We collected some
education-themed Op-Eds to help guide families as they settle into the new
what? A Familiar Fear When Disabled Children Turn 26
The murder-suicide of a respected educator and his son serves as a
rallying cry to some about the stresses that begin when special education
Bullying: The Complete Resource Guide
A list of the best resources on cyberbullying prevention including
guidance for victims.