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Sperry to open first Michigan store in new Tanger Outlets mall


The Merrell store will be the first in West Michigan and third in the state. There are Merrell stores in the Tanger Outlet mall in Howell and in the Birch Run Premium Outlet mall. When the mall opens July 31, the stores will be located around the corner ...

Green Michigan leaders improve quality of life


a battery recycling company in Howell, seeks to reuse batteries and keep them — and the harmful chemicals in them — out of landfills. Last year, the company collected 40 million pounds of batteries and worked with 860 customers in Michigan. A downtown ...

Veteran traveling cross-country by horse and wagon


“What you dream about, you have to do,” Howell said. Originally from Michigan, Howell is a Vietnam veteran who was exposed to Agent Orange. He was told in 2013 that he did not have much longer to live. In 2009, he had a double bypass surgery, and since ...

Trees planted at Freedom Hill in celebration of Arbor Day


According to Lawrence, ReLeaf Michigan was founded to further the mission that Morton ...
Four other tree planning events were held Friday in Lapeer, Howell, Ypsilanti and Northville. “This is a great reminder that the small seedling you plant today ...

Brighton, Howell battle to baseball split


BRIGHTON – It was the kind of doubleheader you’d expect between teams ranked in the top 10 in Division 1 in Michigan. The first game was suspenseful, with Howell taking it 3-2 in eight innings, a contest in which three of the five runs were scored on ...

Howell Opera House To Host The Untold Story Of Haven Hill


Next week the untold story of one of Michigan’s national landmarks is going to be told at the Howell Opera House. Haven Hill was once the retreat and playground of the Ford family, and the story of its creation and their time there will be told coming up ...

Prudential : INVEST Financial Corp. Inks First National Bank in Howell and Iowa State Bank


INVEST Financial Corp. (INVEST) reported it will provide brokerage and investment services for First National Bank in Howell, Michigan and to Iowa State Bank in Des Moines. Steve Dowden, president and chief executive officer of INVEST, said he's pleased to ...

INVEST Financial Corporation® Signs First National Bank in Howell and Iowa State Bank


First National Bank in Howell has $290 million in deposits and nine branches across Michigan; Iowa State Bank has $292 million in deposits and five branches in Des Moines and the surrounding areas. Steve Dowden, president and chief executive officer of ...

Colts Neck makes huge jump in volleyball rankings


boys volleyball Rank-Team-Record-Last week’s rank 1. Southern (18-0, 1st) The Rams are still the best team in the state and are still undefeated picking up recent wins over Toms River East, Wall a…

Ten Things Not to do if You are the Designated Fill-in Shopper


This list is inspired by being tapped by my wife to do the grocery shopping while she was on a trip. It is true in our house our chores are divided according to talent. I have no talent in the area of…

Howell narrows down superintendent candidates


The Howell Public Schools Board of Education will discuss superintendent candidates at 5 p.m. today in the district administration room inside the Howell High School Freshman Campus. A Howell Public…

Investigators Gathering Video In Probe Of Fatal Police Shooting Of Zion Teen


CHICAGO (CBS) — It could be another week or two before an investigation is completed in the death of a 17-year-old boy who was shot by a Zion police officer earlier this month. Lake County Major Crim…

EDC-101 Teaching and Learning in the Digital World. Student ID: 18436635


With the world’s increasing use and development of technology, educators are expected more than ever to provide their students with experience and connections to the digital world. a What is the ‘Digi…

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ROMANTIC PICKS #HISTORICAL #ROMANCE Beauty And The Beast by Hannah Howell


New York Times bestselling author Hannah Howell enthralls readers with her unforgettable tales of the love between fierce knights and their passionate women, weaving her storytelling genius to give us…

Anti-Bullying Rallies Planned In McKinney To Remember Suicide Victim


http://media.dallas.cbslo cal.com/CBSDAL_2015040718 1239323AA.mp4 Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook | Twit ter MCKINNEY (CBSDFW) – Friends and family of a McKinney teen who committed suicide are com…

Justus Howell


Justus Howell, age 17 was shot twice in the back by Zion Illinois police April 4, 2015.  Accordin g to Zion police someone called reporting an argument or fight in the 2300 block of Gilead Avenue. The …

Illinois coroner: Teenager Justus Howell died from two police gunshots to his back


Justus Howell, 17 years old, shot twice in the back by police It never stops. A teenager shot by a Zion police officer Saturday died of two gunshot wounds to the back, Lake County Coroner Thomas …




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The importance of local education funding in HOWELL MICHIGAN

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 


"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 

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Schools and libraries with Wi-Fi in HOWELL MICHIGAN ?

In June 2013, I joined the President in Mooresville, NC, to launch ConnectED – an initiative to close the technology gap in our schools and bring high-speed Internet to 99 percent of America’s students within five years. This vision – that all students should have access to world-class digital learning – is well on its way to becoming a reality.

Thanks to the leadership of the President and the FCC, the resources are in place to meet the President’s connectivity goal. In addition, various private-sector partners are making over $2 billion worth of resources available to students, teachers, and schools. These include tablets, mobile broadband, software, and online teacher professional development courses from top universities. Fewer than 40 percent of public schools currently have the high-speed Internet needed to support modern digital learning.

But now we have the resources to solve this problem. We just need help from our nation’s superintendents and school technology chiefs.

Last year, the FCC approved the first major update to the E-Rate program since it was created in 1997. E-Rate (also known as the Universal Service Program for Schools and Libraries) makes it more affordable for schools and libraries to connect to high-speed Internet – with the goal of making the gigabit speeds we see in cities like Cedar Falls, Iowa, and Chattanooga, Tennessee the norm in schools across the country.

These updates have unlocked funding to support internal Wi-Fi network upgrades in schools and libraries this year for the first time since 2012. Wi-Fi is important because no matter how fast the Internet connection is to a school, students can’t take full advantage of it without a robust wireless network within the school.

To secure E-rate support for Wi-Fi, schools and libraries must submit a form describing their project needs to the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). USAC then posts the request for competitive bidding. The Department of Education has prepared an Infrastructure Guide to help district leaders navigate the many decisions required to deliver cutting-edge connectivity to students. That said, schools and libraries have the final say when they submit an application to USAC for approval.

Bringing our schools up to speed is a major priority, and E-rate provides an opportunity to make doing so much more affordable. For all of the superintendents and technology officers: If you haven’t yet done so, get your requests submitted by February 26, 2015, and your applications in before March 26, 2015 (requests must be up for 28 days before a school can choose a vendor). Your students, your community, and your country will thank you for bringing our classrooms into the 21st century. [20]




Tips to Prevent Data Theft in HOWELL MICHIGAN

Today, it’s quick and easy to get a credit card approved, transfer money from one account to another, renew your driver’s license, fill a prescription from your doctor at your local pharmacy, use store loyalty cards, and purchase products online. But you pay for this convenience by providing more opportunities for your personal information to be changed, stolen, or reported inaccurately. Companies can also use the information you have shared to direct their future marketing efforts or can sell the information to other companies. To help protect your privacy, follow these tips:

  • Look for privacy statements on websites, sales materials, and forms you fill out. If a website claims to follow a set of established voluntary standards, read the standards. Don´t assume they provide the level of privacy you want.
  • Ask how your personal information will be stored and used.
  • Only provide the purchase date, model/serial numbers, and your contact information of warranty registration forms.
  • Discuss privacy with others in your home. Everyone, even children, should understand what information is not appropriate to share on the phone, while using a computer, tablet, smart phone and in other situations.

Check with your state or local consumer agency to find out whether any state laws that help protect your privacy. Some companies and industry groups have also adopted voluntary policies that address privacy concerns.

Creating Secure Passwords

The number of passwords that you need on a daily basis can be overwhelming. It is tempting to use the same password across several sites; however to get the most protection available, you should use different passwords on each site and change your passwords periodically. The goal for creating passwords is to strike a balance between being something that is easy to remember and unique. Some general tips for creating a secure password include:

  • Use a mix of uppercase and lowercase letters, numbers, and special characters.
  • The longer password, the better it is.
  • Don’t use your name, birthday, license plate, favorite sports teams or other facts that are easily guessed.
  • Create a password based on a phrase. For example “A stitch in time saves nine” can be translated into the password “Ast!Ts9”. where each character represents a word in the phrase.
  • If you must use the same password on several websites, add a prefix or suffix. For example, use “Ast!Ts9:4bnk”for your bank account and “Eml: Ast!Ts9” for your email account.

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Specialty Consumer Reports

Credit reports are not the only reports that you can get for free. The same law that allows you to get a free credit report each year also allows you to get a copy of specialty consumer reports. Just like Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion collect your credit information, there are other companies that collect information about your medical, insurance, rental/tenant and alternative credit histories. Landlords, insurers and other companies buy these reports to help them decide whether or not they will offer their services to you.

Just like your credit reports, you have the right to a free annual report from each specialty consumer reporting agency. Since there is no centralized place to order these reports (like there is for credit reports), you must contact each agency individually. If you are planning to rent an apartment, ask the landlord for the name of the screening company that they use and request a copy of your report in advance. Similarly if you are getting a new insurance policy, you can contact the consumer reporting agencies that collect related information. If there is a mistake on your report, you have a right to correct it.

For a list of specialty consumer agencies, visit the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (PDF) or Privacy Rights Clearinghouse. If you need to file a complaint about a consumer reporting agency, contact the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau or the Federal Trade Commission.

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