Monthly Archives: November 2011

Hearings on deaf ears?

On October 1, 2011 over 11,000 families and nearly 30,000 children were removed from the state’s Family Independence Program (FIP) caseload in Michigan. However, a federal judge ordered a temporary injunction halting these cuts saying that the state did not … Continue reading

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Pathways to Graduation: Continuing the Conversation

At the November 3rd, Pathways to Graduation Conference, over a hundred people gathered in Lansing to discuss the barriers to bringing disengaged youth back to the education system.  Attendees came from state education and workforce offices, local education agencies, recovery/reengagement programs, … Continue reading

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Super Committee, What’s the Deal?

What is really the deal with the Congressional Super Committee and are they actually going to come up with a deficit reduction plan that both sides of the aisle can agree upon? The answer: no one knows. The deadline for … Continue reading

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Welcome to Speaking for Kids!

Welcome to Michigan’s Children’s staff blog, Speaking for Kids. This blog is designed to complement our President and CEO, Jack Kresnak’s, Children’s First column.  We will be using this space to provide timely commentary on issues affecting children and families … Continue reading

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