education

Name Choices Down to Three for New District

Jan 24, 2013

  A committee has identified the top three choices for a name for the unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school district.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Process for Naming New District Continues Tonight

Jan 22, 2013
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The process of identifying a name for the unified Willow Run-Ypsilanti school district takes another step forward this evening.  Hear more from WEMU's Bob Eccles.

Residents Share Thoughts On Superintendent Qualties

Jan 17, 2013
Bob Eccles

Thursday night's public forum on the qualities folks want to see in a superintendent for the unified Willow Run-Ypsilanti school district was slightly better attended than Wednesday night's meeting on possible names for the district.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.

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.

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.

Technology Audit for Ypsi-Willow Run Schools

Jan 11, 2013

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

Neighborhood Elementary Schools to Stay Open

Jan 8, 2013

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.

New Name Needed for New District

Jan 3, 2013

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.

What's In A Name?

Dec 20, 2012
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.

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.

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. 

Ypsilanti and Willow Run School Board Meets

Dec 4, 2012
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.

Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation Vote is Tomorrow

Nov 5, 2012

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ypsilanti schools start year short on students

Sep 10, 2012
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.

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.

Ypsi-Willow Run Consolidation Survey

Aug 16, 2012

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.

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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