Colin Ripmaster's picture

Ready or Not Here They Come...and the Online Learning FAQ

On Tuesday, September 3, nearly 1.5 million students will return to Michigan Public Schools, whether you are ready or not.  Each of these students that are in Grades 5-12 will have expanded learning opportunities in the area of online learning.  As communicated previously, the School Aid Act (PA 60 of 2013) requires schools to provide any student in Grades 5-12 the opportunity and financial support to take coursework online in order to build upon the mission to provide an “Any Time, Any Place, Any Way, Any Pace” public school learning model. 

Bob Kefgen's picture

House Holds Final CCSS Hearing

The House Subcommittee on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) wrapped up its forth and final summer hearing this week. All tolled, the subcommittee took 15 hours of testimony this summer. Subcommittee chair Tim Kelly (R-Saginaw Twp.) told reporters after the hearing that he expects a vote on the CCSS in the next seven to ten days and that he, for one, plans to vote in support of continuing Common Core implementation. Meanwhile the Senate rescheduled their one and only CCSS hearing to this week, so the fight is not over yet.

Joseph Marchenia's picture

7 Steps to Achieving Your Retirement Goals

Courtesy of: Joseph Marchenia – Financial Advisor; John R. Weisgerber – Senior Vice President-Investments, Financial Advisor; Branch Name: Morgan Stanley Birmingham, MI; Phone Number: (248) 740-7125 or (248) 593-7542

In these days of market volatility and tax uncertainty, you need to make sure you're doing all you can to make the most of your retirement savings. Here are seven actions to take to maximize your retirement strategy.

1. Contribute to an IRA to Maximize Your Savings

Chelsey Martinez's picture

Sports Concussion Law - Is Your School in Compliance?

Michigan's Sports Concussion Law went into effect over the summer – so what does that mean for you? Simply stated, it's up to you to make sure your school, staff and students are all in compliance with all of the new rules starting with this school year.