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Lawton Elementary students enjoy learning on iPads. Story and photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Every Ann Arbor Public Schools student can now learn 21st Century skills with 21st Century technology. The $6.2 million tech purchases can be found in every school in the district, …
With the start of the new school year there are a lot of exciting new changes across the Ann Arbor Public Schools. Here’s a brief recap of some of the exciting news that Superintendent Jeanice Swift heard about and saw while touring all of the district’s schools in the first weeks of school.
“We have a higher standard of care for our students that we willingly embrace and fiercely defend – that of maintaining the safest educational environment – an environment in which guns simply have no place,” says School Board President Deb Mexicotte.
“By almost every measure including the top to bottom list, Ann Arbor was achieving especially for our underrepresented minority students, especially for those who are socio-economically challenged that was being recognized by state and national organizations and state and national governments,” School Board President Deb Mexicotte explains.
“With all the layers of depth that they bring to a standard idea, (students) produce amazing things. They do a really good job of getting to the heart of the concept.” _ Anne Colvin
By Jo Mathis AAPS District News An upcoming garden tour and reception on Sunday, Sept. 20 will highlight six prolific gardens in the Ann Arbor Public Schools. All are the result of many hours of volunteer labor by parents, children, staff and neighbors.AAPS District News …
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“This report is critical to staff, as soon as the survey closes we start to get questions from them about when they will get the data,” says Executive Director of Elementary Education Dawn Linden.
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 …
“Music is an international language so even if we can’t speak English or Japanese we can be friends and make good music together,” says violin player Kanon Ando from Toyota City, Japan.
“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.
“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.
“A really unique experience building up the school. Everyone was accepted and we got the chance to build a community,” says WIHI class of 2015 graduate Megan Andrews.
By Andrew Cluley Communications Specialist Security upgrades were one of the highlights in the 2015 Ann Arbor Public Schools Bond issue. Voters overwhelmingly passed the $33 million bond proposal in May, and the School Board this week considers the first such security improvements. The need …