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Michigan schools hiring hundreds of mental health staffers

Jan. 01, 2022 11:18 AM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Schools across Michigan are recruiting 562 mental and physical health professionals, the governor announced this week as experts said the increase is needed after years of understaffing and overburdening schools. The effort to bolster the number of counselors,...

GOP Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signs ‘born alive’ abortion bill

Dec. 22, 2021 15:15 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine signed a bill Wednesday imposing criminal penalties on doctors who fail to give medical care in the extremely rare circumstance when a baby is born alive following an abortion attempt. The Republican governor signed the measure over the...

Big gift will go for youth mental health at medical school

Dec. 18, 2021 16:01 PM EST

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A donation of $34.2 million will establish a youth mental health center at Indiana University medical school in Evansville. Evansville natives Bill and Mary Stone announced the donation Friday. The gift will endow three chairs and support six...

$100,000 grant will support mental health services in Oxford

Dec. 15, 2021 14:10 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A nonprofit in Oakland County that provides mental health crisis services will receive $100,000 in state funding following the mass shooting at Oxford High School. The aid for Common Ground was included in an $841 million supplemental spending bill that won...

COVID toll hits 800,000 to close out year filled with death

Dec. 14, 2021 18:57 PM EST

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — Carolyn Burnett is bracing for her first Christmas without her son Chris, a beloved high school football coach whose outdoor memorial service drew a crowd of hundreds. The unvaccinated 34-year-old father of four died in September as a result of COVID-19 after...

Ohio House OKs bill on babies born alive after abortion

Dec. 08, 2021 17:17 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio doctors who fail to give medical care in the extremely rare circumstance when a baby is born alive following an abortion attempt would face criminal penalties under legislation that cleared the Republican-run Ohio House Wednesday. The bill also would...

Could others be charged, liable in Michigan school shooting?

Dec. 07, 2021 10:02 AM EST

A prosecutor continues to criticize the decision to keep a teenager in a Michigan school before a shooting that killed four students last week, raising questions about whether staff and the school district will face liability — criminal or civil — in the tragedy. “We should...

Prosecutor criticizes school over run-up to mass shooting

Dec. 06, 2021 18:20 PM EST

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The prosecutor overseeing the case against the student accused in last week's deadly Michigan school shooting and who took the rare step of charging his parents left open the possibility Monday that school officials could also face charges, saying “in this case, a lot...

Former camp counselor pleads not guilty to assaulting camper

Nov. 30, 2021 16:41 PM EST

CONCORD, NH. (AP) — A former prep school teacher in Pennsylvania who pleaded guilty to a sexual assault charge in 2015 involving a student is now facing charges that he sexually abused a camper years earlier when he worked as a counselor at a New Hampshire summer camp. ...

Immigrant parents complain of language barriers in schools

Nov. 23, 2021 14:59 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia parents who don't speak English say they've long been excluded from parts of their children's education because of language barriers, an issue that's only been exacerbated by the pandemic and the return to in-person learning. Parents...