Podcasts & RSS Feeds
Most Active Stories
- Don't like the water shut-offs in Detroit? Now you can pay someone's overdue water bill
- Approaching construction on the highway? Experts say the "zipper merge" can help
- Living off the grid can be illegal
- This ballot proposal is critical to Michigan's economy, but most people won't bother to vote on it
- Those who want to outlaw publications over sexually explicit ads should study Constitution first
Sat October 27, 2012
Project in 23 Michigan schools seeks healthy approach
DETROIT (AP) - Michigan education officials are launching a pilot project in 23 high schools that aims to boost academic achievement by incorporating physical, emotional and social health programs.
The effort dubbed "think.respect." is funded through a $24 million federal grant and will be administered by the Michigan Department of Education. Schools were selected based partly on persistently low achievement.
The program is built on the idea that blending academics with programs that teach and promote healthy lifestyles, anti-bullying techniques and other areas will improve students' overall learning. The three-year grant allows schools to tailor the program to their needs.
The project launches Monday and Tuesday with events in Detroit, Flint and Wyoming near Grand Rapids. It includes schools in and around those cities, as well as in Saginaw and Lansing.