WISD http://wemu.org en Washtenaw County Merit Exam Scores Continue To Improve http://wemu.org/post/washtenaw-county-merit-exam-scores-continue-improve <p>Washtenaw County students continue to show improvement in the Michigan Merit Exam.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 08:31:47 +0000 Bob Eccles 48426 at http://wemu.org Washtenaw County Merit Exam Scores Continue To Improve Grant to help Ypsilanti Community Schools with STEM Education http://wemu.org/post/grant-help-ypsilanti-community-schools-stem-education <div>Ypsilanti Community Schools is getting a $1,000,000 grant to help prepare students for careers in science, technology, enginnering and math.</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Superintendent Scott Menzel said the money from the U.S. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:17:40 +0000 Bob Eccles 43434 at http://wemu.org Grant to help Ypsilanti Community Schools with STEM Education Kiwanis Grant to help Education Project for Homeless Youth http://wemu.org/post/kiwanis-grant-help-education-project-homeless-youth <p>The Washtenaw Intermediate School District's Education Project for Homeless Youth (EPHY) has received a $2,500 grant from the Kiwanis Club of Ann Arbor Foundation.</p><p>The money will help the program buy vouchers from local shoe vendors that students can exchange for footwear.</p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:42:51 +0000 Bob Eccles 42488 at http://wemu.org Kiwanis Grant to help Education Project for Homeless Youth U-of-M Institute for Social Research Continues Giving Tradition http://wemu.org/post/u-m-institute-social-research-continues-giving-tradition <p>Homeless students in the Washtenaw Intermediate School District will have something to smile about this Christmas thanks to a generous donation from the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research's ISR Feeds group.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The group dropped off about 150 gift bags Friday.&nbsp;</p><p>WISD Communication Specialist Emma Jackson says this is the fifth year the ISR has helped out.<br /><br />The donation will benefit kids in the Education Project for Homeless Youth, a non-profit organization that provides supprot to students who are homeless.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:41:13 +0000 Bob Eccles 38975 at http://wemu.org U-of-M Institute for Social Research Continues Giving Tradition WISD Collecting Supplies for Homeless Students http://wemu.org/post/wisd-collecting-supplies-homeless-students <p>The Washtenaw Intermediate School District is preparing for the new school year by collecting clothing and school supplies for homeless students.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles tells us more about the WISD's Education Project for Homeless Youth.</p><p></p><p>Find out more about the project here:&nbsp; <a href="http://wash.k12.mi.us/instruction/ephy.php">http://wash.k12.mi.us/instruction/ephy.php</a></p><p> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 22:15:36 +0000 Bob Eccles 33565 at http://wemu.org WISD Collecting Supplies for Homeless Students 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 Year-Round School Recommendation Accepted http://wemu.org/post/year-round-school-recommendation-accepted <p>The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board last night accepted a recommendation that the consolidated district move toward a year-round educational model.&nbsp; The board's High Quality Teachers and Teaching Advisory Committee believes year-round school will help keep students from losing much of what they've learned over an extended summer break.&nbsp; The board will now establish a work team to look into the different types of balanced calendar models and figure out which is best for the district.&nbsp; The public's input on the idea will also be sought.&nbsp; Year-round school wouldn' Fri, 15 Mar 2013 03:01:20 +0000 Bob Eccles 26794 at http://wemu.org Year-Round School Recommendation Accepted Layoffs Required to Start New District http://wemu.org/post/layoffs-required-start-new-district <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The school board representing the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts has adopted resolutions to lay off both districts' entire workforce effective June 30th.&nbsp; Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.</p><p></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 14:29:28 +0000 Bob Eccles 25132 at http://wemu.org Layoffs Required to Start New District About 30 People Attend Last Public Forum On Proposed Ypsilanti-Willow Run Consolidation http://wemu.org/post/about-30-people-attend-last-public-forum-proposed-ypsilanti-willow-run-consolidation <p>A crowd of about 30 people&nbsp;attended&nbsp;last night's public forum on the proposed consolidation of the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles reports on&nbsp; the last of these meetings before voters decide the issue November 6th.</p> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 02:16:38 +0000 Bob Eccles 21147 at http://wemu.org About 30 People Attend Last Public Forum On Proposed Ypsilanti-Willow Run Consolidation Superintendents Field Questions At Community Consolidation Forum http://wemu.org/post/superintendents-field-questions-community-consolidation-forum <p>The Superintendents of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District and the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts fielded questions at a community forum last night regarding the proposed Ypsi/Willow Run consolidation.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.</p> Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:09:47 +0000 Bob Eccles 20606 at http://wemu.org Superintendents Field Questions At Community Consolidation Forum WISD Gears Up for Consolidation Information Push http://wemu.org/post/wisd-gears-consolidation-information-push <p>Ypsilanti and Willow Run voters will decide in November whether their school districts should merge.&nbsp;As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, it looks like the process of getting the word out about the proposed consolidation will kick into high gear in October.</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 01:47:28 +0000 Bob Eccles 19959 at http://wemu.org WISD Gears Up for Consolidation Information Push Ypsi School Board Holds Animated Discussion on Consolidation Particulars http://wemu.org/post/ypsi-school-board-holds-animated-discussion-consolidation-particulars <p>The Ypsilanti school board last night had a rather animated if un-official discussion on whether to press the Washtenaw Intermediate School District for details on what a consolidated Ypsilanti and Willow Run school district might lo0k like.&nbsp; WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 03:50:09 +0000 Bob Eccles 19908 at http://wemu.org Ypsi School Board Holds Animated Discussion on Consolidation Particulars