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Welcome To School!

September 2, 2014 // 2 Comments

September 2, 2014 Hello Ann Arbor Public Schools Community, Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! We are incredibly excited to welcome our students and families into our beautiful schools and caring classrooms to begin the academic year on today,Tuesday, September 2nd. 2014-2015 is already shaping …

Dr. Jeanice K. Swift, Superintendent You likely have heard that Ann Arbor Public Schools is the fortunate beneficiary of an exciting partnership with Toyota Motor Sales that supports and enhances our implementation of STEAM education in AAPS. I shared in a recent blog post about …

Superintendent’s Blog Dr. Jeanice K. Swift August 3, 2014 You have heard by now of the discussion underway between Ann Arbor Public Schools and Whitmore Lake Public Schools Boards of Education and their exploration of the possibility of annexation. Today, I want to touch base …

Thursday, June 19, 2014 Hello AAPS Staff and Community, Over this past week we have wrapped up an exceptional 2013-2014 school year with our 16,500 students. I am always so impressed with the quality I observe in Ann Arbor classrooms; our team delivers top-quality educational …

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 May is an important time in Ann Arbor Public Schools as we strive to finish this year, set the table for a successful ’14-’15 school year, and complete the necessary work to balance our budget and bring the organization to a …

Ann Arbor Public Schools Next Steps – District Student Assessments  Last fall, the Ann Arbor Public Schools experienced technical issues with administration of the NWEA/MAP student assessment. As a result, Ann Arbor Public Schools did not participate in winter assessments except for a very few …

Innovation is the key to growth.  Innovation is also the key to solving big challenges, whether it’s the economy, healthcare, or education.  Innovation is how you survive and thrive in the marketplace.  Innovation is how you get a little better, each day, whether you’re adopting …

Please vote on Nov. 5

October 4, 2013 // 0 Comments

Investing in maintaining our physical properties is both a community priority and a shared responsibility. Keeping our schools in sound working order and ensuring they are sustainable places to deliver education, both for today’s students and for the generations to come, pays forward the public trust that has been provided to us.

Listening and Learning from Ann Arbor

September 20, 2013 // 0 Comments

During the first three weeks of this school year, I have visited many classrooms, schools and community events to see our teachers, students, and leaders ‘in action,’ and I am most impressed with what I see: quality teaching and learning, caring, competent, and committed teachers, …

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