AAPS Updates

Articles by AAPS News Editor

Tonight, Nov. 8, The Community High School jazz combos Blue Truth and Standard Deviation will be welcomed by the Paul Keller Orchestra to the stage at the Keystone Underground in Ypsilanti as PKO’s special guest student band in the 2010-11 PKO Jazz Student Outreach Program.

An application deadline of Jan. 25, 2011 has been set for those applying to be the new superintendent for the Ann Arbor Public Schools. The school board has said it will have a candidate in place before the next school year begins.

The state’s new Michigan Merit Curriculum, a set of tougher, more rigorous standards that have required Ann Arbor and other public school districts to reshape their curriculum. Some students say they would have taken the same class load, regardless, as they aim to apply for college.

AAPAC helps families of special needs students

November 8, 2010 // 2 Comments

As a board-approved community group, The Ann Arbor Parent Advisory Committee for Special Education works with the district and with families, assisting in the often-complicated process for special education and special needs students.

Personal trainer Mark Harris says getting in shape and staying fit is no more difficult than any other goal in life: take it in small bites and eventually, you will make it to the finish line. Harris does personal training for AAPS Rec & Ed.

A series of briefs from around the district including: Luther Corbitt retires from Bryant, Skyline sophomore begins online column, WISD superintendent to retire in December, seven districts embrace IB county program.

Ann Arbor students and parents told consultants Tuesday they were looking for a leader who is responsive, knowledgeable and someone who will listen and lead the district. Additional forums are Wednesday night.

826michigan, a local nonprofit that focuses on writing and literacy, has chosen the Roberto Clemente Center as its major project for this year. A book of students’ fictional accounts of the Civil War will be developed this year and published in the spring.

A longstanding partnership brings one-on-one help to students. “Kids struggle at all ages,” explained Ellen Quart, an Eberwhite Elementary School teacher consultant and U-M Psychology professor who started the program in the mid-1990s.

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