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Michigan bipartisan group calls for more than $100 million for school safety and mental health programs

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is expected to call on Michigan to spend more than $100 million on new mental health and safety programs for schools, according to draft recommendations obtained by Local 4. The project, divided into presentation slides, was created by the School Safety Task Force, which was formed after the Oxford High …

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Amazon expands pay and benefits for first employees with nearly $1 billion in new investment | News

SEATTLE–( BUSINESS WIRE )–Sept. 28, 2022– Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN ) today announced a pay increase for its U.S. direct employees — an investment of nearly $1 billion over the next year — along with a new benefit that allows workers to collect their paychecks at any time during the month. Median starting pay for customer …

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Less healthy seniors have been hit the hardest by rising food costs

Three-quarters of people over 50 in the United States say rising food prices have affected them somewhat or a lot, and nearly a third say they are eating less healthily because of higher food costs, according to new survey results. But rising food prices have hit certain groups of seniors harder, the survey found, particularly …

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READING ABOVE THE FRAY’S NEW PROFESSIONAL TEACHING GUIDE TRANSLATES THE SCIENCE OF READING INTO CLASSROOM PRACTICE

Scholar Julia B. Lindsay gives teachers evidence-based literacy recommendations to build basic reading skills NEW YORK, September 26, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Scholastic (NASDAQ: SCHL ), a global children’s publishing, education and media company, today announced the release of Reading Above the Fray which is a practical guide for teachers seeking to implement instructional practices that …

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American mental health continues to suffer due to student loan debt

While previous student debt cancellations enacted by the Biden administration have been helpful for some, they have not even eased the debt incurred by many others, a new survey found. In a survey of 2,000 Americans conducted by the online education program ELVTR, 63% of Americans are still struggling with student loan debt. And 54% …

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Talking in Tune: Senior’s Podcast Shares Music Passion | GW Today

John DiConcillo For Ellie D’Andrea, a senior at George Washington University’s Columbia College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS), music has always been at the center of her life. From taking her first piano lessons at age 6 to leading the GW Jazz Band on trombone and vocals, D’Andria can’t remember a time when she wasn’t …

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A ribbon cutting marks the launch of the Fort Drum STARBASE Science Academy | Fort Drum

FORT DRUM — The Department of Defense’s STARBASE Academy wrapped up its first full week of classes for local fifth-graders with an official ribbon-cutting ceremony at Fort Drum on Friday afternoon. STARBASE offers a science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, curriculum with 25 hours of instruction in one week for fifth grade students. The …

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