education http://wemu.org en Eastern Michigan University Social Work Professor Honored For Lifetime Fighting For Social Justice http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-social-work-professor-honored-lifetime-fighting-social-justice <div>An Eastern Michigan University professor has been honored for her efforts in social work. &nbsp;The Michigan chapter of the National Association of Social Workers gave Marjorie Ziefert a Lifetime Achievement award.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:40:44 +0000 Andrew Cluley 48779 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Social Work Professor Honored For Lifetime Fighting For Social Justice Issues Of The Environment: Environmentally Responsible Boating http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-environmentally-responsible-boating <p><em><strong><span style="font-family: monospace;">Boaters Can Take Responsibility for Mitigation of Environmental Harm</span></strong></em></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/158002096&amp;color=00cc11&amp;auto_play=false&amp;hide_related=false&amp;show_comments=false&amp;show_user=true&amp;show_reposts=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:56:04 +0000 David Fair 48503 at http://wemu.org Issues Of The Environment: Environmentally Responsible Boating Democratic Nominee For Governor Mark Schauer Speaks To Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber http://wemu.org/post/democratic-nominee-governor-mark-schauer-speaks-ann-arbor-ypsilanti-regional-chamber <div>Democratic Candidate for Governor Mark Schauer says his roots are here in Washtenaw County. &nbsp;Schauer addressed the Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber at Wedsnesday's headline lunch.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div><div> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:43:15 +0000 Andrew Cluley 47184 at http://wemu.org Democratic Nominee For Governor Mark Schauer Speaks To Ann Arbor Ypsilanti Regional Chamber Lawmakers Hike K-12 Funding, Nix Standardized Test http://wemu.org/post/lawmakers-hike-k-12-funding-nix-standardized-test <div>Michigan lawmakers have given initial approval to a school budget that boosts spending by 4 percent and prohibits the state from replacing its standardized test next year with one developed by a group of states.&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The bill approved 4-1 Tuesday by a House-Senate conference committee is expected to win final legislative approval this week.</span></div><div> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 13:31:08 +0000 Associated Press 47083 at http://wemu.org Lawmakers Hike K-12 Funding, Nix Standardized Test Ann Arbor Schools Parents Asked To Complete Online Survey http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-schools-parents-asked-complete-online-survey <p>Ann Arbor schools parents are being asked to take an online survey to help the district better serve their children.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The survey asks for input on issues such as access to school leadership, how the district can improve parent engagement, how schools are operating, and how their child's needs are being met.&nbsp;</p><p><strong><a href="http://www.k12insight.com/survey.aspx?k=QsQSRRVsWsSWPQUYXYXsP&amp;lang=&amp;ver=new&amp;data=">link to the survey</a></strong></p><p></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:21:12 +0000 Bob Eccles 46817 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Schools Parents Asked To Complete Online Survey Eastern Michigan University Student Athletes Excelling In The Classroom http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-student-athletes-excelling-classroom <p>Eastern Michigan University's student athletes recorded the second-highest average grade point average in school history during the winter 2014 semester.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>With a 3.145 GPA, the Eagles also topped the 3.0 mark for the ninth straight semester.&nbsp;</p><p>Of EMU's 21 athletic teams, 15 had average GPA's of 3.0 or better, and 36 student athletes scored 4.0 GPA's.</p><p>Read more online:</p><p><a href="http://www.emueagles.com/news/2014/6/2/GEN_0602145338.aspx?path=sass">http://www.emueagles.com/news/2014/6/2/GEN_0602145338.aspx?path=sass</a></p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:41:29 +0000 Bob Eccles 46767 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Student Athletes Excelling In The Classroom Teacher Reinstated After Segregation Lesson http://wemu.org/post/teacher-reinstated-after-segregation-lesson <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A southeast Michigan public school teacher has been reinstated after his removal from the classroom while district officials assessed his lesson plan on African-American history and racial segregation laws.</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 14:20:54 +0000 Associated Press 46718 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University, Ford Estates Team Up For Historic Preservation http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-ford-estates-team-historic-preservation <p>A new fellowship brings Eastern Michigan University and The Historic Ford Estates together in the name of historic preservation.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>One student will have the chance beginning this fall to study at the Henry Ford Estate in Dearborn and the Edsel and Eleanor Ford House in Grosse Pointe Shores.&nbsp;</p><p>The fellowship comes with a $6,000 stipend from the estates, and another $6,000 from the university.</p><p>Find more on EMU's Historic Preservation program online:</p><p><a href="http://www.emich.edu/geo/preservation/">http://www.emich.edu/geo/preservation/</a></p> Mon, 26 May 2014 18:05:39 +0000 Bob Eccles 46413 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University, Ford Estates Team Up For Historic Preservation Google Expands Community Leaders Program To Eastern Michigan University Students http://wemu.org/post/google-expands-community-leaders-program-eastern-michigan-university-students <div>Google is <a href="http://www.emich.edu/univcomm/releases/release.php?id=1399908868">partnering with Eastern Michigan University</a> to ensure small businesses and non-profit organizations have the tools they need to thrive in the online world.<br /><p></p></div><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 15:39:55 +0000 Taylor Pinson 45831 at http://wemu.org Google Expands Community Leaders Program To Eastern Michigan University Students Discrimination Suit Filed Against University Of Michigan Regents http://wemu.org/post/discrimination-suit-filed-against-university-michigan-regents <p></p><div>A 20-year-old Detroit area man is suing University of Michigan's Board of Regents after he was charged out-of-state tuition at the school's Dearborn campus.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hussein Berry filed the class-action discrimination lawsuit Wednesday in federal court in Detroit.&nbsp;</span></div><div> Thu, 08 May 2014 08:44:37 +0000 Associated Press 45532 at http://wemu.org Discrimination Suit Filed Against University Of Michigan Regents Ypsilanti Community Schools Adopts Elementary Reconfiguration Plan http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-community-schools-adopts-elementary-reconfiguration-plan <p>The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education Monday night approved a plan for reconfiguring the district's elementary schools that has Holmes Elementary moving to a balanced calendar next year.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Estabrook Elementary is tentatively scheduled to go to year-round school the following school year.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:47:47 +0000 Bob Eccles 44763 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Community Schools Adopts Elementary Reconfiguration Plan Ypsilanti Community Schools Considering Balanced Calendar, Elementary Reconfiguration http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-community-schools-considering-balanced-calendar-elementary-reconfiguration <div>The Ypsilanti Community Schools Board of Education is considering three options for re-configuring district elementary schools, a move tied to plans to offer a balanced calendar at one school building next school year.<p></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>The board Monday night was briefed on the options, which include three options.</div><div> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 16:58:13 +0000 Bob Eccles 43733 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Community Schools Considering Balanced Calendar, Elementary Reconfiguration Michigan Children Well Below National Average http://wemu.org/post/michigan-children-well-below-national-average <div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;LANSING - A report by a private foundation finds the well-being of Michigan's white children slightly below the national average while black children significantly lag the nation.</div><p> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 07:53:05 +0000 Associated Press 43702 at http://wemu.org Michigan Children Well Below National Average Eastern Michigan University Honors Businesses of the Year http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-honors-businesses-year <p><strong>YPSILANTI&nbsp; –</strong> Ford Motor Company, Crain’s Detroit Business and Bearclaw Coffee are among the best-run businesses in Michigan, according to students in the Eastern Michigan University College of Business.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 17:06:15 +0000 Bob Eccles 43013 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University Honors Businesses of the Year Count Day appears to have been Kind to Ypsilanti Community Schools http://wemu.org/post/count-day-appears-have-been-kind-ypsilanti-community-schools <p>Student count day appears to have shown a substantial rise in the number of students in Ypsilanti Community Schools. &nbsp;</p><p>Superintendent Scott Menzel says unaudited numbers from Wednesday's count showed 4547 students in class - 55 more than in the fall. &nbsp;</p><p>It's possible some students who may have been out sick or not in school for another legitimate reason could be added to the total. &nbsp;</p><p>Similarly, not all the students counted Wednesday may be the "full-time equivalent" students the state uses to determine funding for school districts. &nbsp;</p><p>It'll be several weeks before the official numbers are known. &nbsp;</p><p>Wednesday's count represents 10 percent of the funding equation, while the fall count represents 90 percent.</p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:19:33 +0000 Bob Eccles 41523 at http://wemu.org Count Day appears to have been Kind to Ypsilanti Community Schools Education Achievement Authority Slammed at Community Forum in Ann Arbor http://wemu.org/post/education-achievement-authority-slammed-community-forum-ann-arbor <div>Critics of the Education Achievement Authority want to not only stop the spread of the reform effort but also want it out of Detroit, that was the message Tuesday night at a community forum on the issue hosted by the Ann Arbor Education Authority. &nbsp;</div><p></p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 07:42:29 +0000 Andrew Cluley 41445 at http://wemu.org Listen to the Ypsilanti Community High School Chamber Singers Serenade School Board http://wemu.org/post/listen-ypsilanti-community-high-school-chamber-singers-serenade-school-board <p>The Ypsilanti Community High School Chamber Singers sang for the Board of Education Monday night.</p><p> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 03:30:17 +0000 Bob Eccles 41054 at http://wemu.org Listen to the Ypsilanti Community High School Chamber Singers Serenade School Board Ann Arbor Public Schools Parents and Teachers Praise Superintendent for Listen and Learn Report http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-public-schools-parents-and-teachers-praise-superintendent-listen-and-learn-report <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ann Arbor Superintendent </span>Jeanice<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Swift's <em>Listen and Learn</em> report did a good job of capturing community thoughts on the district according to Parents and Teachers at a meeting at </span>Forysthe<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Middle School Thursday night.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As Ann Arbor Public Schools look to quickly move forward with improvements Superintendent </span>Jeanice<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Swift is checking that she heard the community correctly during the Listen and Learn tour.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Swift says the community has a hunger for action steps to follow.<br /><br />Kim Carver has had students in the district previously and a son coming to Forsythe Middle School next fall.&nbsp; Carver likes the positive vibe and the lack of defensiveness.</p><p></p><p>Forsythe teacher, Dan Ezekiel is extremely impressed with the report that he believes does a good job boiling down the input of 2,000 people that participated in the fall.</p><ul><li><a href="http://www.aaps.k12.mi.us/aaps/files/listenandlearnreportv3.pdf"><strong>Download the report in .pdf format here</strong></a></li></ul><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Swift will hold Listen and Learn follow-up meetings at Ann Arbor's four other middle schools next week.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For more, view the video summary of the <em>Listen and Learn</em> report</span></p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" frameborder="0" height="375" mozallowfullscreen="mozallowfullscreen" src="http://www.schooltube.com/embed/151559512d5e4dc69bad" webkitallowfullscreen="webkitallowfullscreen" width="500"></iframe></p><p></p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 06:32:02 +0000 Andrew Cluley 40913 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor Public Schools Parents and Teachers Praise Superintendent for Listen and Learn Report Ann Arbor School Board Approves New Programs for the Fall http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-school-board-approves-new-programs-fall <p>The Ann Arbor School Board has approved a package of program enhancements designed to attract more students particularly to underutilized schools.&nbsp;</p><p>The changes include co-locating Roberto Clemente and Ann Arbor Tech High; a K-8 science, technology, engineering, arts, and math program at Northside Elementary; and new pre-k programs at Allen and Thurston Elementary.&nbsp;</p><p>Superintendent Jeanice Swift says the next step is creating committees of staff, students, and community members to develop the detailed action plans for each new program.&nbsp;</p><p>School board president Deb Mexicotte says the programs are designed to keep costs down but it's still a calculated risk that the new options will attract more students.&nbsp;</p><p>The programs are designed to respond to some of the most common concerns raised by community members during the Listen and Learn tour.<br /><br />There has been positive community feedback about the Pre-K programs at Allen and Thurston and the STEAM program for Northside Elementary.&nbsp; Several Roberto Clemente supporters however told the board they have concerns about what will happen when they move into the same building as Ann Arbor Tech.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:50:09 +0000 Andrew Cluley 40859 at http://wemu.org Ann Arbor School Board Approves New Programs for the Fall OyamO to Receive 2014 Shirley Verrett Award http://wemu.org/post/oyamo-receive-2014-shirley-verrett-award <p>Playwright and University of Michigan professor OyamO is being honored tonight by the Women of Color in the Academy Project with the 2014 Shirley Verrett Award.&nbsp;</p><p>The award celebrates faculty members who support the success of female students and faculty in the arts.</p><p>Gloria Thomas is Director of U-M's Center for the Education of Women. She says OyamO was nominated by the School of Music, Theater and Dance.</p><p>Thomas says OyamO is being recognized for his commitment to students, along with his ability to look past racial and ethnic differences to understand human life.&nbsp;</p><p>The award is being presented to OyamO tonight at Stamps Auditorium on Michigan's north campus.</p><p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 01:01:57 +0000 Bob Eccles 40857 at http://wemu.org OyamO to Receive 2014 Shirley Verrett Award University of MIchigan Cancels Classes for first time since 1978 http://wemu.org/post/university-michigan-cancels-classes-first-time-1978 <div>The University of Michigan Tuesday <a href="http://umich.edu/announcement/2014-01-28/">canceled classes</a> for the first time in 36 years.</div><div></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>School officials based the decision on the extremely low temperatures forecast, and the danger they pose to students traveling across campus to attend classes.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>University of &nbsp;Michigan spokesperson Rick Fitzgerald says other parts of the university, such as the Health System, remained open.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The cancelation of classes was a departure from&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Michigans's</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;controversial decision earlier this month to remain open during a similar cold spell.</span></div><div> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 00:18:48 +0000 Bob Eccles 40794 at http://wemu.org University of MIchigan Cancels Classes for first time since 1978 U-M Program Receives Award for International Education http://wemu.org/post/u-m-program-receives-award-international-education <p>A University of Michigan program that sends engineering students to China has picked up one of the highest honors in international higher education.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://umji.sjtu.edu.cn">University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute</a> has won an <a href="http://www.iie.org/Who-We-Are/Awards/Heiskell-Award" target="_blank"><strong>A</strong><strong>ndrew Heiskell Award from the Institute of International Education.&nbsp;</strong></a></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:08:54 +0000 Bob Eccles 40770 at http://wemu.org U-M Program Receives Award for International Education SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Washtenaw County and Surrounding Counties - Tuesday, January 28th http://wemu.org/post/school-closings-washtenaw-county-and-surrounding-counties-tuesday-january-28th-0 <p>Sub-zero temperatures and&nbsp; frigid wind chills have once again forced school districts throughout the region to cancel classes on Tuesday, January 28th.</p><p>A complete listing for Washtenaw, Lenawee, Livingston, Monroe, Oakland and Wayne Counties is available to you here.</p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.wemu.org/listen-live-0" target="_blank"><strong>Listen to 89.1 WEMU</strong> </a>for <em>latest developments</em> throughout the evening.</p><p><strong>SEE ALSO:</strong></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:54:34 +0000 Patrik Holubik 40741 at http://wemu.org SCHOOL CLOSINGS: Washtenaw County and Surrounding Counties - Tuesday, January 28th Eastern Michigan University cancels all classes on Tuesday, Jan. 28 http://wemu.org/post/eastern-michigan-university-cancels-all-classes-tuesday-jan-28 <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Sub-zero temperatures and&nbsp; frigid wind chills have once again forced school districts throughout the region, including Eastern Michigan University, to cancel classes on&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tuesday, Jan. 28</span></p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 23:33:52 +0000 Patrik Holubik 40739 at http://wemu.org Eastern Michigan University cancels all classes on Tuesday, Jan. 28 U-M's New President Mark Schlissel on the Role of the University Beyond Campus [AUDIO] http://wemu.org/post/u-ms-new-president-mark-schlissel-role-university-beyond-campus-audio <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><div><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">The University of Michigan has named Dr. Mark Schlissel as the school's 14th&nbsp; President.</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/131176195&amp;color=000000&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=true" width="664px"></iframe></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">On a unanimous vote this morning the University of Michigan Board of Regents, chose to hire Brown University Provost, Dr. Mark Schlissel to serve as Mary Sue Coleman's successor.&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><strong>RELATED STORY:&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://wemu.org/post/u-m-names-schlissel-14th-president"><span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 1.357em; font-weight: inherit; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 30px;">U of M Names </span>Schlissel<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 1.357em; font-weight: inherit; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 30px;"> as </span>14th<span style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-size: 1.357em; font-weight: inherit; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 30px;"> President</span></a>&nbsp;- Full speech here</p><div class="card-stats clearfix" style="margin: 0px 0px 10px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 16px; vertical-align: baseline; height: auto; float: none; width: 578px; overflow: hidden; position: static; font-family: Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 16px;"><div class="card-stat card-facebook" style="margin: 0px 10px 0px 0px; padding: 10px 0px 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 11px; vertical-align: baseline; float: left; line-height: 20px;">&nbsp;</div></div></div><div>Schlissel comes to the U of M from Brown University where he has been provost since July of 2011. Prior to working at Brown, he served as Dean of Biological Sciences in the College of Letters and Science at the University of California–Berkeley.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Schlissel says the health of the university is connected to the community and the entire state of Michigan.&nbsp; He says the Victors for Michigan fundraising campaign will be important to maintain the university's high quality programs.</span><p></p><p></p><p></p>Schlissel says the breadth of academic excellence and the openness and accessibility of a public university made U of M one of the tiny handful of places that would make him consider leaving Brown University.&nbsp; He says academic excellence and diversity are linked.&nbsp; Schlissel says that's because students can learn from other students that look at the world differently.<p></p><p></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Schlissel will begin serving on July first, following the official retirement of current president Mary Sue Coleman.&nbsp; He says he will make frequent trips to Ann Arbor over the next several months to learn more about the challenges and opportunities he will face when starting work at Michigan.<p></p><p></p></div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Coleman says she's thrilled the regents have chosen another biochemist to serve as president.&nbsp; She says Schlissel will soon see being the President of the University of Michigan is the best job in the world.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">— Andrew&nbsp;Cluley&nbsp;is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1&nbsp;WEMU&nbsp;News.&nbsp;Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him&nbsp;<a href="mailto:aCluley@emich.edu" style="color: rgb(12, 76, 162); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">acluley@emich.edu</a>.</em></div><div> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 17:52:49 +0000 Andrew Cluley 40605 at http://wemu.org U-M's New President Mark Schlissel on the Role of the University Beyond Campus [AUDIO]