Arizona health officials fear measles outbreak due to higher vaccine exemption rates

Arizona health officials fear measles outbreak due to higher vaccine exemption rates

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) – More Arizona parents are opting out of vaccinating their children because of personal beliefs, according to the Arizona Department of Health Services. AZDHS director Dr. Cara Christ, M.D. said she’s seeing an increase in the number of parents submitting vaccine exemption forms. This includes child care, preschool age students and K-12 graders. […]

Over 600 Shelby County School students enrolled without proof of complete shot records

Over 600 Shelby County School students enrolled without proof of complete shot records

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – More than 600 kindergarten students were enrolled in Shelby County Schools without being able to prove they were fully vaccinated, according to the state health department. Tennessee law requires parents to get their children vaccinated against viruses and infections including measles, mumps and polio. However, the Tennessee Health Department confirms of […]

Mind the gap: What young professionals can consider about pay equity

Mind the gap: What young professionals can consider about pay equity

The conclusion of the semester is drawing closer, and so students at Grand Valley State University are thinking ahead. For students who are gearing up for their first job after graduation, factors such as location, compensation and benefits are considered before accepting any offers. In light of Equal Pay Day on April 2, students should […]

Bob Norris: Challenges that come with all-day kindergarten

Bob Norris: Challenges that come with all-day kindergarten

I understand the benefits of full-day kindergarten and have some thoughts.Extensive research has shown that while quality early childhood education has lifelong benefits, the greatest benefit results from providing children in the 0- to 3-year-old group with quality preschool education. These studies often site a sixfold to 17-fold return on investment when looking at graduation […]

Michigan Conservatives Don’t Want to Teach Students That America Is a Democracy

Michigan Conservatives Don’t Want to Teach Students That America Is a Democracy

On Tuesday, the Michigan State Board of Education will vote on a plan to reform the state’s standards for social studies, the rubric that determines how teachers cover history, civics, economics, and geography in their classrooms. The new standards, first developed by former Republican State Senator Patrick Colbeck and a group of like-minded conservatives, propose a few […]

Colorado districts moving quickly toward full-day kindergarten, complicating funding debate

Colorado districts moving quickly toward full-day kindergarten, complicating funding debate

Large Colorado school districts that collectively serve thousands of children in half-day kindergarten programs are preparing to switch to full-day …Large Colorado school districts that collectively serve thousands of children in half-day kindergarten. Lawmakers have set aside $185 million — about 80 percent of what Polis requested — to pay for full-day kindergarten next year. Their logic in […]

Naked woman arrested after breaking into a day care

Naked woman arrested after breaking into a day care

A naked woman was arrested Thursday morning after she broke into a Stafford, Va., daycare center, authorities said Sunday. Heaven Conner, 23, of Spotsylvania, had recently been released from Rappahannock Regional Jail when she broke into Kids on the Move Learning Center on Cambridge Street, the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office said. Two employees arrived at […]