AAPS Updates

February 2011

The forum/interviews are scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. at Pioneer High School. The Ann Arbor Board of Education will conduct final candidate interviews beginning at at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, March 5, in the main conference room at the Balas Administration Building, 2555 S. State St. The board will begin deliberating at noon Saturday to consider appointment of a new superintendent.

A math enrichment through the Young People’s Project is offered at Scarlett Middle School with the help of Huron High School students who have been trained to run the program. Coordinated through U-M, it uses fun math techniques to stress algebraic concepts and is funded by the district and the Ann Arbor Education Association.

WITH VIDEO AND SLIDE SHOW: Fourth-graders at 18 Ann Arbor elementary schools find out about living with disabilities first-hand in daylong workshops each winter and spring. Parent Steve Schwartz shares his story – one that touches student hearts every year, says one parent.

Technology teacher Michael Harris said he was invited to the program by the students who won for the 13-and-Under Category, answering the question: “What is global climate change and what’s your solution?”

3 chosen as AAPS superintendent finalists

February 19, 2011 // 0 Comments

A community forum is being scheduled in early March for the public to meet candidates for the new superintendent. The board will also schedule final interviews and consider a choice for a new Ann Arbor Public Schools superintendent.

The Ann Arbor Board of Education will interview six candidates on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday and finalists are expected to be chosen at the end of this week. Site visits to finalists’ communities will follow.

WITH VIDEO: Assistant Secretary the the U.S. Dept. of Education Peter Cunningham met with teachers, government students and administrators, telling them “there’s no big, bold new agenda” in terms of dollars, but that the department is promoting teaching as a profession.

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