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Story, photos and video by Jo Mathis AAPS District News Editor They know every name, can handle every emergency, and answer the doorbell 80 times a day. On Administrative Professionals Day, AAPS honors its 105 office professionals and five executive assistants who fill so many …

Video and photo by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News The Community High Jazz combo Tempus Fugit has just won a major international award: The Downbeat Magazine Outstanding Performance Award in the High School Combo contest. This is the biggest worldwide high school contest for our genre of jazz combos. Past Downbeat winners …

“We’re fighting a fight, let’s be honest about this, when I was in school in the 70’s and 80’s in the Ann Arbor system the state provided tremendous support for the public schools, that is no longer the case,” says author John U. Bacon as he calls for support for the Ann Arbor Educational Foundation.

By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News  Looking at courses for next year? AAPS is one of the only districts in the country to offer Project Lead The Way (PLTW) programs across grades K-12. PLTW is the country’s leading provider of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) …

Matthew Ferraro, Hannah Rubenstein and Grace Jensen pose with their press passes at Sunday’s debate in Flint. By Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor Three Community High School students will always remember the day they covered a spirited debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton in …

Ann Arbor Public School’s first district-wide STEAM Expo included everything from kindergarten meteorologists, to high school inventors, to local professionals working for IMRA America, Menlo Innovations and other local tech companies. Students of all ages and their parents visiting Huron High School got to see, touch, and hear about many of the efforts going on in the district to bring together Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

Photos, videos and story by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Huron High School junior Alex Kotlyar thinks all students should take a business course to see if that’s a good direction to take in college.          Alex Kotlyar Cosmetology student Karla Salazar feels …

 Photos by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News The late AAPS educator Joe Dulin created National African American Parent Involvement Day 21 years ago, and it is still going strong here and at other districts around the country. All schools in AAPS on Monday celebrated the day …

On AAPS’ Professional Development Day Monday, 1200 professional teachers, principals, teaching assistants, nurses, and support staff chose among 62 sessions focused on learning and teaching which were located at six locations around the district. The sessions were facilitated by AAPS teacher leaders as well as nationally …

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