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Muskegon kids struggle to read. Their superintendent had the same problem.

For Justin Jennings to arrive where he is today was almost impossible. He entered college reading at a third-grade level. He nearly flunked out. Today, with four degrees to his name, Jennings is superintendent of Muskegon Public Schools, a job that leaves him facing another nearly impossible situation. Last year, nearly two out of three Muskegon third-graders were “not proficient” in English Language Arts, the lowest ranking on the state assessment test known as M-STEP. In two years, some third-graders scoring at that level could be held back in their grade, under a state “read-or-flunk” law that goes into effect in 2020. Muskegon and other districts around the state have poured millions of

Healthy foods on a budget

You can make healthy choices as a family, one small step at a time. Even small changes in your routine can help save money. And getting star

DIY simple supply caddy

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Ten tips for field trips

While it’s hard to dispute the educational value of field trips, the logistical challenges of out-of-classroom excursions are enough to make

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