UMS Kids Club: Bringing Music, Art, and Theater to Ann Arbor Families

UMS Kids Club: Bringing Music, Art, and Theater to Ann Arbor Families

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If you are looking for a fun and memorable experience to share with your family, the University Musical Society (UMS) at the University of Michigan offers rich, exciting opportunities for people of all ages to immerse themselves in the arts. In order to help the arts reach young children, UMS offers the Kids’ Club Ticket program to children in grades 3-12 for most performances during the UMS season. What is UMS?  Established in 1879, the University Music Society is one of the oldest performing arts presenters in the United States. According to their mission statement, UMS seeks to “inspire individuals and enrich communities by connecting audiences and artists in uncommon and engaging experiences.” To accomplish this goal, UMS provides the Ann Arbor area with performances of both well-known and up-and-coming…
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Guns in Schools: Where Does Michigan Legislation Stand?

Guns in Schools: Where Does Michigan Legislation Stand?

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In the midst of a nationwide debate about gun control and school violence, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine recently signed a bill that allows school faculty and staff to carry handguns on school property. Ohio joins several states across the country in the ongoing conversation about how to keep kids safe at schools.   While gun control has long been a topic of debate in the United States, the conversation around arming teachers, or allowing teachers to arm themselves, has seen an upsurge in recent years. This may be especially true in Michigan after the tragic shooting at Oxford High School in November 2021.  Michigan Policies Regarding Guns in Schools  As debates regarding school safety continue and neighboring states implement new policies, you may be wondering about Michigan’s current stance on school…
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