Ann Arbor, MI – The Ann Arbor Board of Education is embarking on an ambitious schedule to decide how best to improve the use of district facilities. The deadline to complete the study is February 11th. Superintendent George Fornero says over the next five months or so, the board, with input from the public, staff, and students, will conduct a district-wide examination of needs. The process of determining what facilities improvements are needed, and how to finance them will include a series of three public forums.
Ypsilanti, MI – Click on the audio icon to hear this week's "Issues of the Environment", featuring League of Conservation Voters Executive Director Jeff Irwin, who's also a Washtenaw County Commissioner.
Ypsilanti, MI – As the new school year gets underway in most Michigan districts this week, school officials find the usual excitement of the new year is tempered by the state's uncertain economy, and decisions by state lawmakers that are adding obstacles to providing top quality education. Click on the audio icon to hear WEMU's Andrew Cluley report on the challenges facing three Washtenaw County districts as they open the new school year.
Ypsilanti, MI – Just in time for the new school year, Ypsilanti teachers have a new contract. Click on the audio icon to hear Andrew Cluley's report on the contract, and yesterday's ratifications by the Ypsilanti school board and the district's teachers.
Ypsilanti, MI – It's not something we think about every day when we consider environmental issues, but click on the audio icon to hear this week's "Issues of the Environment" as we examine soil erosion.
Ypsilanti, MI – Democratic Presidential hopeful Howard Dean says Democrats have to stop acting like Republicans, if they hope to win the presidential election. Dean attended a fundraiser and a rally in Ypsilanti Saturday. WEMU's Andrew Cluley has more in this report.
Ypsilanti, MI – The Michigan Land Use Leadership Council is to formally present its recommendations to Governor Granholm tomorrow. Michigan Environment Council President Lana Pollack is a member of the land use council. Click the audio icon to hear details of the land-use plan in her interview with WEMU's Dave Fair: