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Fighting for the Future of Detroit’s Youth

At schools and on the streets, challenges abound for the youth in bankrupt Detroit. But educators are helping to level the playing field with technology and giving students second chances. (March 24) Read More »

What Is The Weight Of A Cloud?

What Is The Weight Of A Cloud? (via Youth Connect ) Ever wondered what would be the weight of a cloud? Let’s find out.  Clouds. White, fluffy, floating in the blue sky with a happy-go-lucky attitude. We see clouds every day, almost. Ever wondered how much do these floating beauties weigh? Surely,… Read More »

Accelerated Degree Launches User-Friendly Website for Online Degree Seekers

Accelerated Degree Launches User-Friendly Website for Online Degree Seekers (via PR Newswire) WAYNESBORO, Va., March 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Accelerated Degree’s new website, accelerated-degree.com, is now available for online degree seekers to browse and explore. The website allows potential students to search programs, majors, and types… Read More »

Finding The Silver Lining In An Otherwise Disappointing 2013 Michigan Football Season

As of late November, 2013 has been a disappointing season for the Michigan Wolverine football team. In all likelihood this season will be one that is remembered by fans as a nightmare, one where everything that could go wrong did; a season of missed opportunities and poor performance. With one game remaining in the 2013 season, Michigan football is in ... Read More »

Transforming teens into tomorrow’s tech titans

Transforming teens into tomorrow’s tech titans (via PBS News Hour) JUDY WOODRUFF: Now: preparing students for the digital economy. A new report out today finds younger Americans fall behind their peers in other industrialized countries when it comes to the math and technical skills needed for the modern workplace.… Read More »

You’re Programmed To Fail As A Financial Market Participant

By: Dave Rupe www.stonesdetroit.com To switch things up a little let’s take a look at probably the most important and most ignored aspect of markets; psychology. Whether you’re an average American citizen or living as the poorest of citizens of a third world country, you’re not very different from each other at all. Let me explain. We’re all human beings. ... Read More »

Michigan football recruiting 2013: Wolverines bringing in another Top 10 class

Michigan football recruiting 2013: Wolverines bringing in another Top 10 class (via SB Nation) By Pete Volk  @Pete_Volk on Oct 4 2013, 6:45p + Brady Hoke certainly recruits like a Michigan Man. Michigan has had no problems continuing its recruiting excellence under Brady Hoke, as it looks like the Wolverines will post their third straight… Read More »

12 Tips on Graduating from College Without Loans (Debt Free Education)

12 Tips on Graduating from College Without Loans (Debt Free Education) (via http://loans-lifestyle.com) As an imaginative and ambitious child, you probably dreamt of graduating from college and landing the perfect job to finance the perfect lifestyle. Wake up, please, because a majority of American college graduates are burdened with an average of $26… Read More »

This is for REAL my Millennials: Has Congress Approved that Tramp Stamp?

<iframe height=”0″ src=”//www.googletagmanager.com/ns.html?id=GTM-4HF4″ style=”display:none;visibility:hidden” width=”0″></iframe>Re-Posted VIA Carly Hill  Managing Editor and a columnist for GenFringe.com Read more at http://genfringe.com/2013/09/congress-approved-tramp-stamp/#tj4fqf5AOuVRdVUo.99 Washington is finally focusing their energy and manpower on tackling an  important issue! They’ve now decided to manage a new area of our lives. Guns,  religion, business, marriage – that’s old news. They’re finally focusing on what  matters – tramp stamps. I’m ... Read More »

Detroit students to visit eight colleges through Eastside program

Detroit students to visit eight colleges through Eastside program (via blog.thedetroithub.com) School is out for summer. But, that doesn’t mean students can just play video games, get up late and do nothing. One Detroit organization has made a tradition of taking bus loads of kids half way across the country to expand their minds and hopefully… Read More »

Windows 8 catches on in K-12 as districts move to modernize learning

Windows 8 catches on in K-12 as districts move to modernize learning (via PR Newswire) New wins come fresh on heels of Surface education offers. Download image Microsoft company logo. (PRNewsFoto/Microsoft) REDMOND, Wash., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Microsoft Corp. today announced a new collection of 34 K-12 schools and school districts that have signed on to use Windows 8 ... Read More »

Detroit Finds New Uses for Old School Buildings

By COREY WILLIAMS Associated Press DETROIT June 10, 2013 (AP)     When it was a high school, the auditorium and gymnasium at the Burton International School thrummed with the sounds of students gathering for assemblies or bouncing balls. These days, film dialogue and soundtracks fill the nearly 100-year-old building, which has found new life as a movie theater. Developer ... Read More »

The Design School That Sold Me on Detroit’s Future

The College for Creative Studies has been intrinsically linked with Motor City for more than a century. Today, it helps contribute to the town’s status as an underrated innovation hub.     A student paints in the studio space in CCS’s Kresge Ford Building. STEVEN HELLER | http://www.theatlantic.com   Last month I received my first-ever academic degree, an honorary Doctorate of Fine ... Read More »

Michigan Lawmakers Pushing Bill to Lift Marijuana Prohibition, Bipartisan Support

By Ali Papademetriou House Bill 4623 would greatly lessen the penalty for being in possession of small amounts of marijuana in the state of Michigan, making it only a civil violation rather than criminal. The bill was introduced in April by Representative Jeff Irwin and is co-sponsored by Representatives Callton, Cavanaugh, Hovey-Wright, Robinson, Shirkey, and Switalski. If passed, HB 4623 ... Read More »

See details of Michigan’s $49.5B state budget, as lawmakers send part of plan to Gov. Rick Snyder

See details of Michigan’s $49.5B state budget, as lawmakers send part of plan to Gov. Rick Snyder (via Mlive.com) File Photo LANSING – It will soon be Gov. Rick Snyder’s turn to officially sign off on Michigan’s next state spending plan for schools and state departments. One key bill – providing some increases in state financial support to education – ... Read More »

Michigan won’t back out early from $80-million Adidas deal

Michigan won’t back out early from $80-million Adidas deal (via Mlive.com) Melanie Maxwell | AnnArbor.com   ANN ARBOR — Michigan’s contract with Adidas is even richer than originally reported, and the school has no plans to break its pact prematurely despite some turbulence in the relationship. Athletic director Dave Brandon said recently the deal will net the university… Read More »

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