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Excellent Education for All

February 16, 2016

One of Michigan Teacher of the Year Rick Joseph’s platform items is addressing how income inequality affects education. Here, he speaks from personal experience teaching for several years in vastly different districts. ...

Topic: MTOY, Teaching

Sledding Safety Tips for Winter Fun

January 25, 2016

When there’s snow on the ground, kids are ready to pull out their sleds and find the nearest hill, but it's important to remember safety.

Topic: Safety, Education

Saginawesome! A visit to Saginaw HS and Carrollton MS

January 19, 2016

When I first stepped inside Saginaw High School, I could feel a palpable sense of resiliency and community pride that runs deep in this mid-Michigan town. ...

Topic: Community, MTOY, Teaching

Got a Claim? Roles for You and the Insurer

January 13, 2016

When most people sign up for their policies, the insurer’s role is briefly explained in relation to oversight of contracting work. However, it is easy to forget this information over time and especially when an upsetting event happens that warrants a claim.

Topic: Home, Insurance, Education

CDC: ‘Take 3’ Actions to Fight the Flu

January 12, 2016

It’s the time of year for sniffling, sneezing and all that other stuff – flu season. The Centers for Disease Control is ready to help with a three-part action plan for prevention.

Topic: Safety, Education

10 Tips to Avoid Parking Lot Hazards

December 17, 2015

During the busy holiday season, there are many distractions that make parking lots a fairly dangerous place to be. If everyone does their part and respects others by adhering to smart safety tips, accidents will be minimized significantly. ...

Topic: Auto , Safety, Insurance

What’s Bill of Rights Day? Ask a Meemic Educator!

December 15, 2015

Americans are very fond of saying they know their “rights”!  But how many of us truly know why we have those “rights” or how these “rights” are the foundation of what all Americans hold dear? 

Topic: Community, Education

5 Myths About Auto Theft

December 9, 2015

According to the FBI’s National Crime Information Center, one vehicle is stolen about every 30 seconds in the U.S. We dispel some of the myths surrounding auto theft. ...

Topic: Auto , Safety, Education

Winter Weather FAQ

November 25, 2015

From the difference between advisories, watches and warnings, to the symptoms of hypothermia, to the perils of wind chill and ice storms, we try to answer your questions about winter weather.

Topic: Safety, Education

Read. Read. READ!

November 17, 2015

One of the most amazing and pleasurable things Michigan Teacher of the Year Rick Joseph gets to do as an educator is read aloud to students every day. Educators and parents know the central role that reading aloud plays in the literacy of both children and adults.

Topic: Community, MTOY, Teaching

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