Recent Updates

MI Special Needs Fund Receives Grant

The Michigan Children with Special Needs Fund received a $50,000 grant from the Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation. The Department of Community Health says the money will be used to help Michigan families that have children with special health care needs purchase indoor home ceiling and stair lifts. The agency says the home …

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Insurance Help for Firefighters and First Responders

The U.S. House unanimously passed the “Protecting Volunteer Firefighters and Emergency Responders Act,” to ensure that emergency services volunteers are not counted as full-time employees under the Employer Mandate of the Affordable Care Act. Michigan Congresswoman Candice Miller, who cosponsored the bill, says this move shields fire departments from new …

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Training for High School Counselors

Michigan high school counselors could use better training in preparing students for their postsecondary planning. That, according to the head of the Michigan College Access Network. Executive Director Brandy Johnson, says too many high school counselors have never received formal training in college advising and postsecondary planning. She also says …

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