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'Little Miss Flint' Mari Copeny Distributes 1,000 Backpacks To Students In Need

Flint, Michigan’s guardian angel Amariyanna “Mari” Copeny — also known as “Little Miss Flint” — provided 1,000 backpacks stocked with school supplies for the Flint community on Aug. 15. My event turned out perfectly despite so much going wrong leading up to the event. 1,000 backpacks 10,000 pencils 1200 packs of crayons 2000 notebooks Tons more supplies Filters Books Covid Shots Resources Inflatables Icecream and food truck — Mari Copeny (@LittleMissFlint) August 17, 2021 Flint, Michigan made national headlines in 2015 due to concerns from local residents regarding strange odors and prominent discoloration from the water supply causing hair loss, skin rashes, and legionnaires disease, Natural Resources Defense Council previously disclosed. To retain funds, the city made a collective decision to replace water provider Detroit Water and Sewerage. Upon waiting for Flint’s pipeline to connect to Karegnondi Water Authority, the government officially ruled to...

Samantha Dorisca

Aug 18, 2021

Virtual Learning Costs Are a Billion-Dollar Burden For Parents This Fall

Make no mistake, the pandemic has forced a major shift in all day-to-day processes—one being the school system. After months of debate whether sending kids back to school is safe, in many states, kids have continued distance learning . This new practice—carried over from many students’ previous school year—has introduced a heap of new ridiculous expectations for kids and their parents. A Bankrate survey of about 600 parents with children enrolled in pre-kindergarten through high school courses says 61 percent of parents believe they’ll spend more money on remote learning this fall. Among the mandatory costs are school uniforms, meals, and new technology. In short, the negative impact distance learning has on families financially is glaring. I told y'all it's all about compliance because WUTTICEDIS?! — Angela 👩🏾‍💻👩🏾‍🏫 (@wokeSTEMteacher) September 6, 2020 This fall, some Southern California school districts still require private school kids to wear uniforms in the...

Niki McGloster

Sep 19, 2020