Early College Alliance http://wemu.org en Early College Alliance Students Rank 6th On Math, Reading Scores http://wemu.org/post/early-college-alliance-students-rank-6th-math-reading-scores <p>Early College Alliance students are ranked sixth out of more than 800 high schools on Michigan Merit Exam math and reading test scores.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The rankings for the program at Eastern Michigan University are from the website schooldigger.com, which last year ranked the ECA 41st in the state.&nbsp;</p><p>Washtenaw Educational Options Consortium Director Dave Dugger says the jump was due to a focus on improving literacy education, and spending one day a week understanding and practicing writing for the ACT.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 21:53:46 +0000 Bob Eccles 46756 at http://wemu.org Early College Alliance Students Rank 6th On Math, Reading Scores Ann Arbor Schools To Continue in Alternative Programs http://wemu.org/post/ann-arbor-schools-continue-alternative-programs <p>Ann Arbor Public Schools will continue to participate in three county-wide, alternative programs for high school students.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Board of Education Thursday night voted to maintain it's relationship with the consortium that includes the Early College Alliance (ECA), Washtenaw International High School (WI-High) and Widening Achievement for Youth (WAY) program.&nbsp; The resolution calls on Superintendent Jeanice Swift to target no more than 10 spots in the WAY program, 35 new slots in the E-C-A, and 40 new slots for Wi-High.&nbsp; District officials had called into question whether Ann Arbor should continue in the consortium, citing a lack of transparency and communication with Washtenaw Intermediate School District officials that op[erate the program. WISD Superintendent Scott Menzel apologized for communication issues and says they will do better in the future. Ann Arbor school board members also accepted some of the blame in the communication break-down and for missing consortium meetings.&nbsp; For a full report, listen below.</p><p> Thu, 21 Nov 2013 14:28:04 +0000 Andrew Cluley 38035 at http://wemu.org Number of Spots Ann Arbor Will Take for County-wide High School Options Still Uncertain http://wemu.org/post/number-spots-ann-arbor-will-take-county-wide-high-school-options-still-uncertain <p>Ann Arbor Public Schools have still not determined how much they will participate in three county-wide high school options.&nbsp; The school board last night postponed a vote until next week's study session on how many seats they will use in the Early College Alliance, Washtenaw International High School, and Widening Advancement for Youth.&nbsp; The delay comes with Ann Arbor Schools wanting to use many fewer seats than the consortium has allocated to the district.&nbsp;</p><p>Superintendent Jeanice Swift says much of the confusion has been blamed on the superintendent transition, but she believes both parties are to blame for the communications issues.&nbsp; Swift recommended the district use 80 seats total in the ECA and Wi-Hi and 15 for WAY.&nbsp; The allocation approved by the consortium last month would give Ann Arbor 80 new seats in the ECA&nbsp; alone, and a straight lottery for Wi-Hi.</p><p>David Dugger is the Washtenaw Intermediate School District Director of Secondary Options.&nbsp; Dugger says the other consortium members&nbsp; in October opted to continue to use a straight lottery for Wi-Hi and a proportional system to assign slots to the ECA.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 08:31:18 +0000 Andrew Cluley 37710 at http://wemu.org EMU Early College Alliance Wins Recognition http://wemu.org/post/emu-early-college-alliance-wins-recognition <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Engineering Society of Detroit on Thursday evening, recognized&nbsp; the Director of the Eastern Michigan University's Early college Alliance for his program leadership.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For more details, listen to the podcast above.</span></p><div>&nbsp;</div><p></p> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 12:18:53 +0000 Bob Eccles 31447 at http://wemu.org EMU Early College Alliance Wins Recognition EMU ECA Director Receives Award http://wemu.org/post/emu-eca-director-receives-award <p>The director of Eastern Michigan University's Early College Alliance has been named a recipient of the Engineering Society of Detroit's David A. Skiven Leadership Award.&nbsp;</p><p>David Dugger says he's honored to receive the recongition.</p><p>He says the Engineering Society of Detroit likes the kind of work EMU's Early College Alliance is doing.&nbsp;</p><p>Dugger says area high school students have taken 25-thousand college credit hours through E-C-A since 2008, attaining a grade of C or better 86 percent of the time.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:10:14 +0000 Bob Eccles 31419 at http://wemu.org Early College Alliance Begins Fifth Year http://wemu.org/post/early-college-alliance-begins-fifth-year <p>Eastern Michigan University's Early College Alliance projects it'll have 425 area high schoolers enrolled this year.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.</p> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 20:21:42 +0000 Bob Eccles 19795 at http://wemu.org Early College Alliance Begins Fifth Year