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By Jo Mathis AAPS District News Attorney Elizabeth Dornik speaks to Slauson seventh graders.  Photos by Jo Mathis. Constitution Day may be one of those under-the-radar observances for most Americans. But in the Ann Arbor Public Schools, it’s yet another reason for students to learn …

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Amie Snapke, Forsythe Middle School science teacher

September 16, 2015 // 6 Comments

  Amie Snapke grew up in Southfield and was a nature and animal lover from a young age.  After graduating from Southfield Lathrup High School, she began studying zoology at Michigan State University, but transferred to Eastern Michigan University when her focus shifted to science …

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First day of school slideshow

September 8, 2015 // 0 Comments

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Story and photos by Jo Mathis The aptly named Pathways to Success Academic Campus has added yet another way for students to succeed. The co-founder of Zingerman’s attended the Welcome Back BBQ at Pathways To Success Academic Campus to show support for the school’s new …

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Teachers and staff head to school on Tuesday

August 31, 2015 // 0 Comments

  Linda Carter leads the cheering squad as new teachers leave the welcome picnic at AAEA offices Friday. Story and photos by Jo Mathis When AAEA President Linda Carter began her teaching career with Ann Arbor Public Schools 41 years ago, she walked into the …

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    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 …

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John Crosby was a third grader at Lawton in 2001 when he died of cancer. By Jo Mathis AAPS District News The 14th Annual Lawton Elementary Runathon will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 at the school. The event brings …

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  By Jo Mathis Eighty Ann Arbor Public Schools leaders gathered for the first day of the 2015-16 Instructional Council Leadership Retreat Tuesday. The daylong event was an information-filled kick-off to the school year for building principals and heads of Finance, Information Technology, Human Resources, …

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