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Pattengill Elementary School

The Board of Education voted to open 170 seats for Schools of Choice at its March 7 meeting. This means that more students have the option to request to attend a new district school. In the previous two years of Schools of Choice, the district opened …

Spanish Language Internship Program tutor Victora Reackhoff translates for seventh grader Brian in his science class at Slauson Middle School. SLIP tutors are University of Michigan students who provide in-class translation for AAPS students who are learning English. By Tara Cavanaugh, AAPS News Service The …

A series of news briefs from around the Ann Arbor Public Schools including: All-district art exhibition begins this week; Huron places 12th at state Science Olympiad; 2 staffers earn Celebration of Excellence awards; DonorsChoose.org at Pattengill; June book events around town from AAPSNews sponsor Nicola’s Books.

Ann Arbor teachers are discovering that “there’s an app for that” thanks to a technology initiative that distributed 700 iPod Touches this semester for classroom use. “They’re excited about learning things in different ways,” said Pattengill Elementary third-grade teacher Dawn Blair. “They’re walking right in and ready to go. It gives them some independence and a sense of responsibility.”

Ann Arbor Public Schools occupational therapist Raleigh Sadlier loves her work. “It’s a job that requires creativity, patience,” she said. “I find it challenging, frustrating and rewarding.”

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