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Local News
10:22 pm
Wed January 16, 2013

Unified District Name Suggestions Subject Of Public Forum

U-of-M researcher Katherine Lawrence moderates a public forum on unified district name suggestions.
Credit Bob Eccles

A handful of names for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district surfaced as favorites at a public forum last night.  WEMU's Bob Eccles reports.

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News
5:17 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Area Residents Suggest Names For Unified School District

Area residents have been submitting name suggestions for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district. WEMU's Bob Eccles talks with Washtenaw Intermediate School District communication specialist Emma Jackson about some of those suggestions, and the process for choosing the one that'll stick.

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Education
8:42 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Technology Audit for Ypsi-Willow Run Schools

The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board has approved a technology audit.  Hear more on the audit's findings from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti - Willow Run Schools
11:36 am
Tue January 8, 2013

Neighborhood Elementary Schools to Stay Open

Parents with kids in Ypsilanti and Willow Run neighborhood elementary schools can breathe a little easier.  The unified school board has adopted a resolution keeping those schools open next year.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Education
8:51 am
Thu January 3, 2013

New Name Needed for New District

Now's your chance to suggest a name for the new unified Ypsilanti and Willow Run School district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Ypsilanti Schools
10:14 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

What's In A Name?

Unified school board Vice-President Don Garrett, Jr. listens to a presentation at Thursday night's meeting.
Credit Bob Eccles

The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board has decided on a process to name the new district.  As WEMU’s Bob Eccles reports, if all goes according to plan, that name will be in place in just over one month’s time.

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Education
8:48 am
Thu December 20, 2012

State Poised to Help New Ypsilanti-Willow Run School District

Washtenaw Intermediate School District Superintendent Scott Mensel met with state Treasurer Andy Dillon earlier this week, seeking assistance in wiping out an operational deficit in the newly combined Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district.   Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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News
12:50 am
Tue December 18, 2012

Unified School Board Considers Keeping Perry, Elementary Schools Open

Unified School Board President David Bates and Willow Run Superintendent Laura Lisiscki listen to a presentation at last night's board meeting.
Credit Bob Eccles

The Superintendent of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District is recommending that the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run School Board keep Perry Child Development Center and the elementary schools in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run districts open next school year. 

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Education
11:46 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Ypsilanti and Willow Run School Board Meets

Ypsilanti and Willow Run school board meets Monday night at Willow Run High School.
Credit Bob Eccles

The school board managing both the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts met last night to take care of some business for the Ypsilanti school district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

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Elections
10:35 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation Vote is Tomorrow

Voters in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts will decide whether or not to consolidate the districts tomorrow.   WEMU's Bob Eccles has this preview.

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Education
10:31 am
Mon November 5, 2012

Consolidation Would Mean New School Board Too

If Ypsilanti and Willow Run schools voters approve a consolidation proposal tomorrow, the new district has many possible school board members.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

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News
11:53 am
Tue October 9, 2012

Ypsi School Board Prepares For Serious Budget Cuts

Ypsilanti public schools Superintendent Dedrick Martin
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board is making plans to consider serious budget cuts.  As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the plans hinge on what happens at the polls November 6th.

News
8:24 pm
Tue September 11, 2012

Saline Area Schools takes over Ypsilanti's food service operation.

Ypsilanti Superintendent Dedrick Martin (left center) and school board President David Bates (right center) watch a presentation on the district's food service operation.
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board has approved having Saline Area Schools operate its food service operation for the school year.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

News
11:00 pm
Mon September 10, 2012

Ypsilanti schools start year short on students

Ypsilanti school board President David Bates
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school district started the school year about a thousand students short of projections, but as WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the numbers have been improving.

News
12:22 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Ypsilanti school board briefed on student achievement

Ypsi school board President David Bates listens to presentation on student achievement
Bob Eccles

The Ypsilanti school board last night received a presentation on the district's efforts to eliminate the achievement gap, but as WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, the presentation may have been a little too thorough, at least for one board member.

News
8:59 am
Thu August 16, 2012

Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation Survey

A new survey shows a majority of likely voters in the Ypsilanti and Willow Run are either planning on, or  thinking about, supporting a ballot measure to merge the two districts into one. WEMU's Bob Eccles reports on the findings of the survey.

News
9:48 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Ypsilanti Schools Budget Struggles

The start of the new academic year is approaching, and officials in the Ypsilanti district are continue to work  at securing September paychecks . WEMU's Andrew Cluley reports.

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