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  Linda Carter leads the cheering squad as new teachers leave the welcome picnic at AAEA offices Friday. Story and photos by Jo Mathis When AAEA President Linda Carter began her teaching career with Ann Arbor Public Schools 41 years ago, she walked into the …

    AAPAC co-chair Mary Duerksen says she appreciates knowing what teachers are learning. Photos by Jo Mathis By Jo Mathis AAPS District News AAPS parents whose children have an IEP or 504 Plan say they appreciate the effort to include them more and more …

By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Nancy Brown, assistive technology consultant, discusses conference plans with contracted event planner Mable Fox. Every AAPS parent with a child who has a disability is encouraged to attend the “Empowering Exceptional Educators Teaching 21st Century Students” conference on …

“The KidSport approach — to learn sports skills in a non-competitive environment — is the perfect complement to Rec & Ed’s kid-friendly sports program,” says Rec and Ed Director Jenna Bacolor.

“I love it whether it’s my family or my students, because it’s the thrill of the hunt, it’s like a puzzle,” Katherine Willson explains the excitement she gets from solving a family mystery.

Connor Runchey (left) and Keenan Waller glaze their pottery during “Art with a Story.” Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor Lakewood Elementary art teacher Peggy Leonard and media specialist Eileen Thomas hated to think that the gains made by students enrolled …

Current and former members of Pioneer’s women’s track team gather for a moment of silence in honor of Coach Bryan Westfield. Story and photos by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor One of the things Coach Bryan Westfield was noted for saying to his Pioneer …

“We don’t look at it like it’s a choice whether we’ll be ready or not, I mean we have to. I mean all these kids have to be picked up safely, delivered to and from school, and ready to learn on time,” says Durham School Services Regional Vice President Brad Tate.

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