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State mandates EpiPens in schools

Every public school in Michigan will be required starting this fall to supply two epinephrine auto-injectors for students who are believed to be in anaphylactic shock. Parents whose students have severe allergies have already supplied EpiPen injectors to their schools, so this law is a means to provide the students with unknown allergies with an immediate remedy....more >>
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Game show comes to Clear Lake classroom

"Are You Financially Smarter than a 5th Grader?" The answer is "no" for the parents of Jacqueline Wiscomb's fifth-graders. Wiscomb's fifth-grade students were part of a 12 week lesson plan, in which Oxford High School Seniors Maddy Barsanti and Samantha Medici taught the students about financial literacy as a part of the girl's DECA Project....more >>
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Born August 28th
1882: Belle Benchley, the first female zoo director in the world, who directed the Zoological Gardens of San Diego.
1896: Liam O'Flaherty, Irish novelist and short-story writer.
1903: Bruno Bettelheim, Austrian psychologist, educator of autistic and emotionally disturbed children.
1908: Roger Tory Peterson, author of the innovative bird book A Field Guide to Birds.
1925: Donald O'Connor, entertainer (Singin' in the Rain, Anything Goes).
August 28th
in history
0: Indian chief King Philip, also known as Metacom, is killed by English soldiers, ending the war between Indians and colonists.
1862: Mistakenly believing the Confederate Army to be in retreat, Union General John Pope attacks, beginning the Battle of Groveten. Both sides sustain heavy casualties.
1914: Three German cruisers are sunk by ships of the Royal Navy in the Battle of Heligoland Bight, the first major naval battle of World War I.
1938: The first degree given to a ventriloquist's dummy is awarded to Charlie McCarthy--Edgar Bergen's wooden partner. The honorary degree, Master of Innuendo and Snappy Comeback, is presented on radio by Ralph Dennis, the dean of the School of Speech at Northwestern University.
1941: The German U-boat U-570 is captured by the British and renamed Graph