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A Group Of Fifth-Graders Promote The Internet In 1995 [VIDEO]

Is this whole internet thing going to work? Wow, 1995 doesn't seen like that long ago but this video sure looks dated. The fifth grade class of 1995 at Ray Bjork Elementary School in Helena, Montana, predicted the awesomeness of the Internet way before their time.

That's right this is pre-Facebook.

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NFL Superstar Donates Pay To Play Fees For 800 Saginaw Students

The economy is still tough in mid-Michigan, and school districts in our area have had to make some very tough decisions when faced with huge budget deficits. Beginning with this year, Saginaw has been forced to impose a pay to play policy with their school sports program. Unfortunately, many families can't scrape together the $75 fee either. This story has an incredible ending though!

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Michigan High School To Start Random Drug Testing

New drug testing rules will be going in to effect this year at a Michigan High School. According to the principal they're taking a five-prong approach to battling drugs.

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Flint School of Performing Arts Open House August 14th

The Flint School of Performing Arts invites one and all to their open house on Tuesday, August 14th from 6-8 pm at the Flint Institute of Music on East Kearsley Street in Flint's Cultural Center.

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Which Is More Important – ‘Book Smarts” Or ‘Street Smarts’?

Getting a formal education on the road to success is the American way, but many people have made good livings by relying on others skills that were not learned in the classroom.

So does this mean “street smarts” are as important as “book smarts?”

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Dress Code For School Teachers? [POLL]

If students have to adhere to school dress codes, why shouldn't teachers?  Do teachers really need to have guidelines to instruct them on what is and isn't appropriate to wear in the classroom? You might be shocked.

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Texas Teen Learns Some Manners From Southwest Flight Attendants [Video]

Mac Breedlove was a Texas teen who was traveling with his team recently to a Lacrosse tournament. When several of his teammates were called to board the Southwest flight early, Mac jumped the line, even though he was not called. He was very quickly taught some manners in a very big way! See the video of this badly needed lesson after the jump.

 

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‘Backpack Boost’ To Benefit Deserving Genesee County Schoolchildren

First Place Bank and the Genesee Intermediate School District have partnered together this year for 'Backpack Boost' to benefit deserving Genesee County school children, You can find details after the jump!

 

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Learn About Invasive Plants at For-Mar August 11th

 

For-Mar Nature Preserve and Arboretum presents an Invasive Plant Walk on the grounds of For-Mar on Saturday, August 11th from 10-11 am.   During this hour long walk, you will learn to identify the invasive plants that have taken over for native varieties in our area.

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Michigan Honey Festival Was a Sweet Time For All

My wife and I traveled to Yale, Michigan early Saturday morning to run in the Bologna Festival 5k race, and on the way home decided it might be fun to visit the Michigan Honey Festival at the Eastern Michigan Fairgrounds in Imlay City. 

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We Need Your Help Tomorrow To Stuff The Bus For The Needy Kids In Genesee County

Michigan summers go by so quickly! Most retail outlets are stocked and ready to go with back to school supplies, and in Genesee County's continued financial crunch, many parents are going to have a hard time sending their children back to school with everything they will need for a successful school year. You can help. Hit read more to find out how.

 

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New MI Law To Allow Parents Time Off Work For Children’s School Activities [POLL]

A proposed Michigan law could allow parents time away from work to take part in their children's school activities without the fear of losing their jobs. Kind of like recess from work. For those without school-age children, the big question is; how fair is that?

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