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The latest exhibit at the University of Michigan School of Art and Design opened Monday with the flair of a world-class art show. A live presentation showed art in process. Violins serenaded the thick crowd. Art hung from the ceiling, gleamed in display cases and beckoned from the walls. But this new exhibit was unusually diverse in medium and message, thanks to its hundreds of young artists from the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

AAPS celebrates Bike to School Day

May 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh A parade of bike riders rolled in to Wines Elementary Wednesday morning. Tikes on tiny bikes with training wheels. Kids in bike buggies, enjoying the ride. Tandem bikes. Junior-sized mountain bikes. Grown-up sized bikes ridden by moms and dads. The unusually high …

Tech Bond approved by voters

May 8, 2012 // 1 Comment

Voters resoundingly approved the 2012 Tech Bond Tuesday night. Election results showed 70.35 percent voting for the bond and 29.65 percent voting against.

Video: Learn about the Tech Bond

May 7, 2012 // 0 Comments

Skyline Communications, Media and Public Policy magnet students Mara Sullivan, Marissa Relitz and Max Killough created an overview of the 2012 Tech Bond. Their video includes interviews with Ann Arbor Public Schools Communications Director Liz Margolis and Deputy Superintendent Robert Allen.

Teens from Skyline High School’s health and medicine magnet class, taught by Mr. Jeffrey Bradley, decided to help raise money to fight childhood obesity. To make this happen, Mr. Bradley’s class teamed up with Champions For Charity to host a 5K in which all the …

In a letter to the members of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education, the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti Regional Chamber of Commerce voiced its support of the 2012 Tech Bond. This letter of support follows the Tech Advisory Group’s endorsement of the Tech Bond.

The Forsythe Knowledge Master team saved the best for last as they finished first in the state, out of ten teams, in the Knowledge Master Open held April 25. In three previous contests this year, they had finished third, second, and third in the state. …

The student winners proudly hold their plaques from C-SPAN on April 30. Teacher Tracy Van Dusen, C-SPAN producer Debbie Lam, Comcast community affairs manager Maria Holmes and Pioneer Principal Michael White congratulate the students on their work. By Tara Cavanaugh Six Pioneer High School students …

Pittsfield Elementary celebrates science

May 1, 2012 // 0 Comments

Crowds of family and friends enjoyed the annual Pittsfield Elementary Science Fair held Thursday, April 26.  Displays ranging from planets to pizza and magnets to magma filled the multi-purpose room and school gym.  

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