Kids in Brazil that like to skip class are super screwed. The city of Vitoria da Conquista is requiring that all 43,000 students attending their 213 public schools wear uniforms with location micro chips. It's kinda like the micro chip you give your doggie.
The smart uniforms sends a text message to parents when their child enters school grounds and when they're late to class.
This may seem awesome for the parents — but it certainly has its down side.
Now that the parents are totes aware of their kid's attendance, if their little angels continue to skip, the Brazilian CPS comes after their care takers.
Eddie Van Halen endorsed musical education by donating 75 electric guitars to El Lay schools from his personal collection last week.
The rock star made the donation to Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports music education in public schools, and said:
"Music is the universal language. It has the ability to transcend and convey every human emotion that exists without saying a word. Music kept me off the streets and out of trouble and gave me something that was mine that no one could take away from me. Music education and families are dealing with the economic times, and I wanted to help them. If I can help a kid discover a liking, or even a passion for music in their life, then that's a wonderful thing. Music has provided a good life for me and hopefully it can help make life better for others with this donation."
So true! Music has done nothing but good in this world and we're happy famous musicians are willing to support others trying to learn how to make it!
Last week the Michigan State legislature passed an anti-bullying bill named Matt’s Safe School Law or, the bill's unofficial tittle, How to Bully and Get Away With It: A Users Guide to Michigan Public Schools.
You see, this bill said bulling can be completely excused, as long has you are bulling “for religious or moral reasons."
As you can imagine, really irritated the LGBT and Muslim communities. Cause, like the great Steven Colbert pointed out:
In the statement released on Tuesday, Hayden's rep says:
"Hayden Panettiere is voluntarily seeking professional help at a treatment center as she is currently battling postpartum depression. She asks that the media respect her privacy during this time."
Postpartum depression is incredibly serious, and is more common than some might think.
It was just a couple weeks ago that the 26-year-old opened up about it, explaining:
"It's something a lot of women experience. When [you're told] about postpartum depression you think it's 'I feel negative feelings towards my child, I want to injure or hurt my child' — I've never, ever had those feelings. Some women do. But you don't realize how broad of a spectrum you can really experience that on. It's something that needs to be talked about. Women need to know that they're not alone, and that it does heal."
We're so glad she's getting the help she needs to heal.
Hayden's character on Nashville was also revealed to suffer from postpartum depression. Anyway, we're glad she's taking her health seriously.
Our thoughts are with her, her fiancé, Wladimir Klitschko, and their baby.