Jan. 24, 2014
By Tara Cavanaugh
AAPS Superintendent Dr. Jeanice Swift has been on the job for just five months, and she’s already heard from over 2,000 people in the Ann Arbor community. That’s because she held forums with staff and parents at each AAPS building from September to December 2013. It was called her “Listen and Learn: We Are Ann Arbor” tour, and the results are shown in the video below.
The results were created by a team of researchers at the University of Michigan School of Education, who analyzed individual feedback forms as well as notes from group discussions. Read the Listen and Learn report here (PDF)
Because of the tour, possible changes are coming to AAPS: Northside could become a K-8 STEAM school, the district could offer a tuition preschool option at Thurston and Allen, and all of the alternative high school options could share resources on one campus. The Superintendent has made these and other recommendations to the Board of Education, and the changes could take effect as early as the 2014-2015 school year.
Related on the AAPS News:
- Northside K-8 program, alternative high schools, preschool and Young 5 programs discussed at BOE retreat
- Assessment Task Force now accepting applications
- Dr. Swift shares Listen and Learn data at BOE retreat