high school http://michiganradio.org en Teen workers: Where do their earnings go? http://michiganradio.org/post/teen-workers-where-do-their-earnings-go <p>Most teen workers spend instead of save.</p><p>That's according to a new University of Michigan <a href="http://monitoringthefuture.org/pubs/occpapers/mtf-occ78.pdf">study</a> of 49,000 high school seniors from 1981 through 2011.&nbsp; It's based on the Monitoring the Future study conducted annually by the University's Institute for Social Research.</p><p>The study found that the majority of high school workers spend at least half their pay on personal items like clothes, music, and eating out. And that hasn't changed in 30 years.</p><p> Sat, 08 Feb 2014 17:36:00 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16337 at http://michiganradio.org Teen workers: Where do their earnings go? Students tell government officials about their high school experience http://michiganradio.org/post/students-tell-government-officials-about-their-high-school-experience <p>More than a dozen Michigan and Washtenaw County government officials listened attentively yesterday while students and recent graduates spoke about their experiences in Washtenaw County high schools.</p><p>The event, called YouthSpeak, was one of a series of youth public forums organized around the state by youth service organizations.</p><p>Some students said&nbsp;school policies do not take into account the poverty, homelessness, and family issues many students face. They said this has a negative impact on their education.</p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:36:07 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 16206 at http://michiganradio.org Students tell government officials about their high school experience Stateside for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 http://michiganradio.org/post/stateside-wednesday-november-13-2013 <div><p>On the show today, a surprising new study shows binge drinking is up among high school students, and that's not all. It's a rising problem across the Midwest.</p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Then, a very personal story from a filmmaker who overcame being a bully, and how her mission to educate kids and parents resulted in a powerful film.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>And, we took a look at Michigan House Speaker Jase Bolger's&nbsp;visit to Detroit and what he learned while there.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p>First on the show,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Detroit's troubles and "dirty laundry" have been aired out on a world-wide stage, there has been plenty of finger-pointing and judging of the city's leaders, employees, retirees and citizens.</span></p><p>But a new analysis from Michigan State University suggests we might want to hold up on judging Detroit and take a look at our own cities and towns.</p><p>That MSU report finds cities all around Michigan face the very same mountain of "legacy" debt that toppled Detroit.</p><p>Study co-author Eric Scorsone joined us today.</p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:32:44 +0000 Stateside Staff 15270 at http://michiganradio.org Stateside for Wednesday, November 13, 2013 Binge drinking is a problem in high school students too http://michiganradio.org/post/binge-drinking-problem-high-school-students-too <p>There has been much attention and concern about binge drinking among college-age students.</p><p>But what about high school students?</p><p>That's what the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research wanted to learn about.</p><p>As part of its annual Monitoring the Future Study, researchers collected data from more than 16,000 high school seniors. They were surveyed between 2005-and-2011.</p><p>And what they learned should be a true warning to parents of high schoolers.</p><p>Developmental psychologist Megan Patrick was the lead author of this study, and she joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 21:10:19 +0000 Stateside Staff 15265 at http://michiganradio.org Binge drinking is a problem in high school students too Ferndale LGBT center launches alternative high school http://michiganradio.org/post/ferndale-lgbt-center-launches-alternative-high-school <p>Affirmations, an LGBT community center in Ferndale, has launched an alternative high school program with the Michigan Educational Partnership.<br /><br />The program is geared toward students who have dropped out or are having a hard time in school, often due to harassment or bullying that is <a href="http://www.glsen.org/sites/default/files/2011%20National%20School%20Climate%20Survey%20Full%20Report.pdf">common for LGBT students</a>.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:38:52 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 14877 at http://michiganradio.org Ferndale LGBT center launches alternative high school Albion & Marshall high school students will be building relationships this weekend http://michiganradio.org/post/albion-marshall-high-school-students-will-be-building-relationships-weekend <p>About 250 Albion and Marshall high school students will spend the weekend getting to know one another.</p><p></p><p>The students are attending a weekend long ‘symposium’ at Albion college.</p><p></p><p>More than a hundred Albion students will be attending Marshall High School this fall.</p><p></p><p>Albion school officials decided to close their high school in a budget cutting move.</p><p></p><p>Jerri-Lynn Williams-Harper is Albion’s school superintendent. She says this weekend will help build relationships between the two student bodies.</p><p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 17:55:33 +0000 Steve Carmody 13714 at http://michiganradio.org Albion & Marshall high school students will be building relationships this weekend Michigan high schools earn a D for financial literacy http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-high-schools-earn-d-financial-literacy <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Michigan’s high schools <a href="http://www.champlain.edu/Documents/Centers-of-Excellence/Center-for-Financial-Literacy/Champlain-College-Center-for-Financial-Literacy-State-Report-Card_.pdf">were given a D</a> for financial literacy instruction.</span> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 16:12:23 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 13692 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan high schools earn a D for financial literacy Michigan student safety hotline awaits final vote http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-student-safety-hotline-awaits-final-vote <p>DETROIT (AP) - Supporters of a statewide student safety hotline modeled after a Colorado program established in the wake of the 1999 Columbine High School massacre hope to clear a final hurdle once schools resume.<br><br>Gov. Rick Snyder signed a budget bill this month that includes money to develop and run the OK-2-SAY hotline for anonymous reports of threats and violence. But the green light to launch it requires legislative action by Michigan House after lawmakers return in late August.<br> Sat, 13 Jul 2013 15:54:00 +0000 The Associated Press 13518 at http://michiganradio.org The intergenerational 'Legacies Project' shares stories you'll want to hear http://michiganradio.org/post/intergenerational-legacies-project-shares-stories-youll-want-hear <p>When Jimmy Rhoades was 26-years-old, his father was diagnosed with cancer. Rhoades was told he would have between six months and a year left with his dad. He went home, and really got to know his father.</p><p>"I found out more about his biography in the last six months of his life than in the previous 26 years," Rhoades said.</p><p>With the loss of another family member after his father passed away, Rhoades realized the therapeutic value in having your story heard.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 21:23:23 +0000 Stateside Staff 12926 at http://michiganradio.org The intergenerational 'Legacies Project' shares stories you'll want to hear Need some inspiration? Listen to these high schoolers http://michiganradio.org/post/need-some-inspiration-listen-these-high-schoolers <p>State of Opportunity has a new storytelling booth that can easily go places and record lots of personal stories in one fell swoop.&nbsp;</p><p>For its first trip I took the booth to <a href="http://sexton.lansingschools.net/pages/JWSexton_HS">J.W. Sexton High School</a> in downtown Lansing. I wanted to catch the graduating class a few weeks before their big day.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:42:24 +0000 Sarah Alvarez 12896 at http://michiganradio.org Need some inspiration? Listen to these high schoolers Michigan high school bans baby bump photos from yearbook http://michiganradio.org/post/michigan-high-school-bans-baby-bump-photos-yearbook <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Two teens were banned from showing their pregnant bellies in yearbook photos, <a href="http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130516/METRO/305160415/1026/schools/Michigan-school-district-won-t-let-pregnant-bellies-yearbook-pics">the Associated Press reported</a>:</span></p><blockquote><p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">A Michigan school district has barred two pregnant students from showing their baby bumps in the high school yearbook — a decision made to keep with the state's abstinence-based approach to sex education, according to the superintendent.</span><br style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;"><br><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial; font-size: small; line-height: normal;">Deonna Harris says she was pulled aside this week by a yearbook staff member and told her photo would have to be re-taken because the previous shot displayed Harris' pregnant belly.</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 16 May 2013 16:52:36 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 12603 at http://michiganradio.org Michigan high school bans baby bump photos from yearbook The top 10 high schools in Michigan (according to two magazines) http://michiganradio.org/post/top-10-high-schools-michigan-according-two-magazines <p><strong>Seven </strong>Michigan high schools received "gold medals" from the <a href="http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools" target="_blank"><em>U.S. News </em>Best High Schools 2013 rankings</a>. <strong>68 </strong>high schools received "silver medals," and <strong>131 </strong>received "bronze medals."</p><p>Here's their top ten:</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 13:11:48 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom & Mark Brush 12460 at http://michiganradio.org The top 10 high schools in Michigan (according to two magazines) Debate renews over Michigan graduation requirements http://michiganradio.org/post/debate-renews-over-michigan-graduation-requirements <p>LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan lawmakers are seeking to change the state's high school graduation requirements to make it easier for students to pursue career and technical education programs.<br><br>The bills introduced in the House last month would allow students to substitute algebra II with statistics, technical math or another math relevant to their career and technical education. It would also remove the foreign language requirement.<br> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 15:50:00 +0000 The Associated Press 12128 at http://michiganradio.org Debate renews over Michigan graduation requirements Should foreign language be a high school requirement? http://michiganradio.org/post/should-foreign-language-be-high-school-requirement <p></p><p>Michigan high schools currently require students to take foreign language in grades nine through twelve. Well, that might change soon.</p><p>Republican State Representative Phil Potvin of Cadillac is pushing a bill that would make studying a foreign language and algebra II merely an option for students.</p><p>Last year House Bill 4102 was heard in the 96th Legislature, but wasn't voted on. Potvin expects the bill to be voted on this year.</p><p>"The real reason to do this is that our kids have such a tight curriculum now. [This bill] would allow them some choices."</p><p> Mon, 01 Apr 2013 21:38:54 +0000 Stateside Staff 11958 at http://michiganradio.org Should foreign language be a high school requirement? New program for teens with autism at EMU http://michiganradio.org/post/new-program-teens-autism-emu <p>Teens with autism will get the chance to learn and discuss important topics in their transition to adulthood during a new program at Eastern Michigan University's<a href="http://www.emich.edu/acc/"> Autism Collaborative Center</a>.</p><p></p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 18:54:16 +0000 Associated Press 11614 at http://michiganradio.org New program for teens with autism at EMU Lockdown drill: training for the unthinkable http://michiganradio.org/post/lockdown-drill-training-unthinkable <p>School shootings explode into communities with no warning.</p><p>In the aftermath of <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=103287016">Columbine</a>, <a href="http://www.cnn.com/interactive/2012/12/us/sandy-hook-timeline/index.html">Sandy Hook</a> and <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=173042754">other school shootings</a>, Michigan now requires schools to conduct at least two lockdown drills each year.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>This is the story of how one school trains for the unthinkable.</p><p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 18:45:13 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 11552 at http://michiganradio.org Lockdown drill: training for the unthinkable Governor Snyder signs legislation attempting to reduce youth concussions http://michiganradio.org/post/governor-snyder-signs-legislation-attempting-reduce-youth-concussions <p>Governor Rick Snyder has signed legislation to help schools reduce the number and severity of sports-related student concussions.</p><p>The bills require coaches to immediately remove a player from a game if they suspect a concussion.</p><p>Coaches, players, and parents will also have access to new information and training materials about serious head injuries.</p><p>Senator John Proos sponsored one of the bills. He says the state needs to be in position to provide the best and most up-to-date information to schools and parents.</p><p>“Every time we answer a question about traumatic brain injury or concussions, we learn that there are ten more questions that come up,” he said.</p><p>The bills easily made their way through the state Legislature last month.</p><p>Michigan is now one of many states that have passed anti-concussion legislation. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 22:10:36 +0000 Jake Neher 9588 at http://michiganradio.org Governor Snyder signs legislation attempting to reduce youth concussions Study shows problems with Michigan's high school academic standards http://michiganradio.org/post/study-shows-problems-michigans-high-school-academic-standards <p><a href="http://fordschool.umich.edu/news/?news_id=900">A new study</a> shows a disappointing result for Michigan’s new high school academic standards.</p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-38924---,00.html">Michigan Merit Curriculum</a> was introduced in 2006. The intent was to strengthen academic performance.</p><p></p><p>Researchers say students who entered high school in 2007 with strong academic skills saw only a small improvement in their math, science and reading tests scores.</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:54:27 +0000 Steve Carmody 9565 at http://michiganradio.org Study shows problems with Michigan's high school academic standards Student-led march protests stereotyping of Battle Creek Central http://michiganradio.org/post/student-led-march-protests-stereotyping-battle-creek-central <p>A student-led march in downtown Battle Creek this morning protested recent violence and attempts to blame the violence on Battle Creek Central High School.</p><p>Over 2,000 marchers from across Calhoun County took to the streets in support of Battle Creek Central.</p><p>From the Battle Creek Enquirer:</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2012 18:24:14 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 9385 at http://michiganradio.org Student-led march protests stereotyping of Battle Creek Central Governor Synder expected to sign legislation attempting to reduce concussions http://michiganradio.org/post/governor-synder-expected-sign-legislation-attempting-reduce-concussions <p>Governor Rick Snyder said he expects to sign legislation to reduce the number and severity of concussions in youth sports. The Legislature easily passed the two bills last week.</p><p>The Michigan High School Athletic Association worked with lawmakers to craft the bills. The MHSAA’s John Johnson says many coaches may not know how to spot signs of concussions.</p><p>“It’s much, much more than a kid laying unconscious on the field. That happens only 1-in-10 times when a concussion has been sustained,” he said.</p><p>Johnson said the legislation would give coaches, players, and families the information they need to help limit the damage caused by head injuries. It would also require coaches to immediately take a player out of a game if they suspect a concussion.</p><p>The lone dissenter in the House, Representative Bob Genetski, said it’s not the state’s job to protect kids from every potentially unsafe situation. Mon, 01 Oct 2012 21:22:30 +0000 Jake Neher 9319 at http://michiganradio.org Governor Synder expected to sign legislation attempting to reduce concussions