“As non-partisan officials tasked with directing the education of the students in our district we are opposed to the proposed removal of important parts of our state’s and nation’s history from teaching standards. We are opposed to the removal and reduced emphasis on whole populations of people, groups that have played an important role in our nation’s story, and historically significant events.” – statement from AAPS Board of Education members.
“Promise me that you will cherish your convictions, keep them pure and close to your heart. Listen to your conscience, vote, participate, take care of this democracy, stay optimistic, know that integrity matters, dig deep, work hard, love big, forgive quickly, and always be able to say with conviction, here I stand, I can not do otherwise,” said Amy Van Appledorn.
With rain in the forecast all day, the 2018 edition of Ann Arbor Public Schools popular Picnic Pops moved indoors at Pioneer High School. Despite the scene change, more than 1,000 students from A2 STEAM at Northside, Ann Arbor Open, Clague, Forsythe, Huron, Pioneer, Scarlett, Skyline, Slauson and Tappan performed a variety of popular hits.
“I have no doubt that the message these young people will take from this event is the importance of community involvement, support and service. We look forward to their carrying on the tradition of giving back to their community wherever their life’s work takes them,” said Superintendent Jeanice Swift.
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