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Omari Rush interviews a student during Portfolio Day at Scarlett Middle School May 15, 2012. The Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation (AAPSEF) is proud to announce that Omari Rush has been appointed Chair of the Ann Arbor Public Schools Educational Foundation for a two-year …

By Tara Cavanaugh Ann Arbor Public School PTOs could see a sizable donation thanks to its support of a study by the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI). UMTRI, in a contract with the US Department of Transportation, is organizing a 3,000-participant study of …

Sparking the love of language

March 7, 2012 // 5 Comments

Each lesson, the U-M student teacher selects elementary students to lead the class in song. These four third-graders led the class in singing the Spanish alphabet on Tuesday, March 6 at Bryant Park. By Tara Cavanaugh Twice a week, third and fourth grade classrooms at …

Public Radio International co-host Celeste Headlee shares with Lawton Elementary students stories about her grandfather, William Grant Still on Jan. 13. Still was a famous African American composer. Photo courtesy of Christy Potter. By Tara Cavanaugh, AAPS News Service Special guests at Lawton Elementary’s Martin …

Pottery, paintings, jewelry and mixed media are all represented in the district’s largest student art show of the year. Exhibit hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and noon to 7 p.m. Saturdays. The Slusser Gallery is in the U-M School of Art & Design Building, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., just off of Fuller.

A math enrichment through the Young People’s Project is offered at Scarlett Middle School with the help of Huron High School students who have been trained to run the program. Coordinated through U-M, it uses fun math techniques to stress algebraic concepts and is funded by the district and the Ann Arbor Education Association.

A longstanding partnership brings one-on-one help to students. “Kids struggle at all ages,” explained Ellen Quart, an Eberwhite Elementary School teacher consultant and U-M Psychology professor who started the program in the mid-1990s.

WITH VIDEO: About 25 college students from the New Life Church performed a community service day at Scarlett Middle School, moving desks and pulling weeds along the building’s front entrance.

District supports A2Fiber effort

March 19, 2010 // 0 Comments

The Ann Arbor Public Schools is supporting the City of Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan to bring Google’s broadband high-speed network to Ann Arbor.

Workshop offered for parents

November 24, 2009 // 0 Comments

On Thursday, Dec. 3. U-M nurse practitioner Judith Coucouvanis does a free parent workshop at Skyline High School on helping children succeed.

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