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It’s springtime in the Tappan Garden

April 24, 2012 // 3 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh You can learn a lot by playing in the dirt. You can learn about starting seeds, pulling weeds, the life cycle and the compost pile. Now that spring is in full swing, …

Why is Skyline included in the Tech Bond?

April 16, 2012 // 9 Comments

Skyline High School still looks as shiny and new as the day it opened four years ago. Outside, modern steel beams crisscross over airy windows that stretch up its four floors. Inside, tall ceilings and natural light show off a pristine interior unblemished by time. So why would Skyline be allocated any dollars from the Technology Bond if it passes?

At the March 22 session of the mentorship program, which took place at Menlo Innovations, Pattengill Principal Che Carter and Denise Murray from Briarwood Mall listen to Bryant Principal Roberta Heyward. Photo provided by Annette …

Photos: AAPS celebrates March Reading Month

March 30, 2012 // 3 Comments

Children's author and illustrator Patricia Polacco shared the stories behind her books at Burns Park Elementary March 28. Swinging hula dancers, a reading dog, and live storytelling from world-famous authors: our schools sure know how …

Patricia Polacco, author and illustrator of "Pink and Say," "My Rotten Redheaded Older Brother" and dozens more children's books, listens to a Burns Park student before he makes a wish on her family's magic wishing …

At his first live performance on March 22 at Abbot Elementary School, Mubarak reaches out to his fans like a seasoned professional. His brother Saif, who Mubarak calls his inspiration, records the performance. Students also …

Elementary teacher upgrades writing lessons

March 20, 2012 // 7 Comments

  Online social networks like Edmodo encourage students, like these King Elementary fifth graders, to give one another constructive feedback in a regulated setting that protects their privacy.  By Tara Cavanaugh When you think about …

Artist Jerzy Drozd taught Bach third and fourth graders about the artistic elements of storytelling March 14. –By Tara Cavanaugh Bach Elementary students learned what gives comics their zip, boom and pow during a mini-lesson …

By Tara Cavanaugh The U.S. Navy Band, widely considered one of the best in the world, honored Pioneer High School with a free two-hour performance to a full house on Saturday, March 10.

Sparking the love of language

March 7, 2012 // 5 Comments

Each lesson, the U-M student teacher selects elementary students to lead the class in song. These four third-graders led the class in singing the Spanish alphabet on Tuesday, March 6 at Bryant Park. By Tara …

AAPS educators talk technology

March 2, 2012 // 5 Comments

By Tara Cavanaugh An anonymous survey was conducted in January 2012 to learn what teachers, media specialists and principals think of the current technology available in the district.

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