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“We’re fighting a fight, let’s be honest about this, when I was in school in the 70’s and 80’s in the Ann Arbor system the state provided tremendous support for the public schools, that is no longer the case,” says author John U. Bacon as he calls for support for the Ann Arbor Educational Foundation.

Winding through a beautiful Ann Arbor neighborhood near the University of Michigan campus, the tree-lined Burns Park Run loop course has been a favorite of beginner and world-class runners alike. Now in its 38th year, the Burns Park Run will be held on Sunday, May 1.  It is a long-standing and successful …

Jan Wery irons one of the 300 or so dresses that will be offered at the Prom Dress sale from noon to 4 p.m. March 13 at WCC. Story and photo by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Jan Wery jokes that friends who ask …

By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Like a big red bow on a holiday gift, the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation’s Teacher Grants enhance the AAPS experience. Thanks to the foundation’s donation of $17,000 for nine projects, students throughout the district will benefit …

Ann Farnham stands at the entrance of the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop. Story and photo by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Odds are, you are not going to win a car or cash in the Ann Arbor PTO Thrift Shop Car & Cash …

168 AAPS scholars honored at NAACP annual dinner

November 2, 2015 // 1 Comment

Story and slideshow by Jo Mathis/ AAPS District News  The Ann Arbor Branch of the NAACP honored 168 AAPS high school students at its annual Freedom Fund Dinner on Sunday, Nov. 1 at the Ann Arbor Sheraton Hotel. “Pursuing Liberty in the Face of Injustice” was …

Stephen’s classmates help his sister, Alexa, cut the ribbon of the new amphitheater.   Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News When Stephen Easter died of hypothermia following a canoeing accident on a father-son campout two summers ago, his family and friends were consumed …

Stephen’s Theater is a tribute to Stephen Easter who members of the Bach community say had a big personality, loved to perform, and was the type of kid people remember. Easter died in 2013 in the summer after he completed second grade, but will be remembered for years to come thanks to the efforts of Bach students, parents, staff, and the entire community.

AAPS welcomes exchange students from sister city

October 7, 2015 // 0 Comments

Project Director Ian Shephard introduces the Japanese students visiting AAPS for a week. Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Fourteen students from Ann Arbor’s sister city of Hikone, Japan are enjoying the first days of their weeklong visit to Ann Arbor. “People are …

AAPS News Editor Jo Mathis captured the excitement of Friday evening’s 14th Annual Lawton Color Run-a-thon which raised money for the John R. Crosby Foundation and the Lawton Elementary PTO. John Crosby was a third grader at the school when he passed away from adrenal …

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