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MI Homebound Student Wins Fight to Attend Dance - Kayla Swan, a 15-year-old sophomore, has taken her classes at home since she was stricken with a rare blood disorder last year, but she was bound for homecoming a few weeks ago at Lapeer West High School. She had the dress, shoes and a date, but her principal said no way. If she was not in class the day of the dance, she could not be at homecoming, the principal told her family.


Events from the Jewish Community Center of Metro Detroit

Choose from Martial Arts, Swimming, Gymnastics, Art, and more!  Visit for this season's schedule.  With notice, the Center is able to provide individual "inclusion counselors" for children with special needs to enable their successful participation in recreational classes and camps.  A caregiver or support person may accompany child or adult members with special needs when using the center's facilities independent of structured classes or programs.  For additional information, please call Nancy Furgang, Special Needs Director at 248-432-5585.


Michigan Rules and Regulations Governing Private Schools and Homeschools - click here. (View the pdf document - click here.  Also see "Tips on Searching a Text File".)


Linking Music Learning to Reading Instruction (PDF size=205kb) - Tracking the relationship between reading skills and the skills used in music-text and score reading reveals that music education enhances reading abilities.  From the Alabama Chapter of the American Orff Schulwerk Association (Orff Schulwerk is a way to teach and learn music.)

Lights On Afterschool! is the only nationwide event calling attention to afterschool programs and their important role in the lives of children, families and communities.


KS Differences bring girls together - Autistic girl and others learn life skills in special troop.

PA Tunnelton horses used in therapy - Dylan McGrath's therapist, "Bambi," looks forward to her weekly half-hour workout with the four-year-old boy from Tarentum.


REMEMBER! Art and Gym are not extracurricular activities. They are non-academic classes and count as time in general education - if they are non-segregated settings.


Teaching parents to be better sports - Parents must learn to tread a fine line between caring too much about whether their children excel and taking too little interest.


Dance therapy comforts body, mind and spirit


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