Ann Arbor Public Schools

Every Monday morning, the executive director of the CivCity Initiative joins WEMU's David Fair for a conversation on topics pertinent to Washtenaw County and the city of Ann Arbor.  Mary Morgan will provide news, analysis, commentary and explain the various ways residents can become more engaged.


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Classes may be over, but negotiations are continuing for the next Ann Arbor public school teachers' contract.


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Schools in Ann Arbor may soon be able to raise chickens as part of their curriculum. 
 


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Voters in both the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti school districts overwhelmingly approved the school related issues on the ballot Tuesday.  


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Voters in the Ann Arbor school district will go to the polls tomorrow to decide a tax issue.  The district is asking approval of a measure to replace, extend and increase an existing sinking fund millage.  As 89.1 WEMU’s Jorge Avellan reports, district officials have been holding community informational sessions to try and win support.


Allen Elementary School
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It was like the first day of school for 400 Ann Arbor Public Schools students Wednesday morning.  


Allen Elementary School
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With just two months before the end of the school year, Allen Elementary in Ann Arbor will finally open its doors on April 12th.


Jeanice Swift
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Ann Arbor public school officials want to make sure everyone associated with the district feels safe and secure in light of recent national and local developments affecting people of different nationalities and genders.


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The Ann Arbor Public School District is taking additional steps to address parent and student concerns about immigration.

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Safety improvements around schools will be a main topic of discussion at tonight's Ann Arbor City Council meeting.  


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With over 16,500 students, the Ann Arbor Public School District is one of the largest in the state.

Long-time local educator Jeff Gaynor was recently elected to the school board and sat down with me to talk about his plans and perspective of Ann Arbor Public Schools.


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There's been a major setback in the search for a new Ann Arbor school board member. 


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The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education is expected to appoint a new member tonight to replace Donna Lasinski.  Her seat became available after the November general election in which she won a seat in the state House of Representatives.   


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Ann Arbor Public Schools is again considering changing the start time for its high schools.  


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The process has begun to look for a new Ann Arbor school board member.


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The amount of waste generated in schools per academic year can be staggering.  Fortunately, schools in Washtenaw County seek to change that.  This week, we talk with Randy Trent, director of operations for the Washtenaw Intermediate School District, about introducing recycling programs in local schools.


Lisa Barry

Classes begin next Tuesday, September 6th in the Ann Arbor Public School District.

There are more than 17,000 students in the district making it the sixth largest district in the state.

I spoke with Dr. Jeanice Swift, who, this year, begins her fourth year as Ann Arbor's public school superintendent.


Allen Elementary
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A vacant Ypsilanti Community Schools building will serve as temporary home for more than 400 displaced students from Allen Elementary in the Ann Arbor School District. 

School Bus
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The Ann Arbor's school board will meet today, and is expected to vote on an issue regarding bus transportation.

 


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The Ann Arbor School District and the Ann Arbor District Library are separating, but say a strong partnership will continue.  The two organizations yesterday announced the Ann Arbor schools will no longer have a financial interest in the district library.  The school board and library board have each approved a three million dollar exchange of assets that fully releases the school district from its interest in the downtown library branch. 

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The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education has ratified a tentative agreement with teachers, office professionals, and para-educator employees. 


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The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education will meet tonight to discuss the 2016-2017 school year general fund budget.
 


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Ann Arbor Public Schools is looking for host families to take in 20 Chinese students later this year.

Ann Arbor Public Schools
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The Ann Arbor Public Schools Board of Education will have its first meeting tonight since voters approved a special education millage.  


E-Waste
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Now's your chance to get rid of that old computer, telephone, or other electronic device that's ben gathering dust in your garage.

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