education

Lisa Barry

Ypsilanti Community Schools face some tough issues right now.  Doctor Benjamin Edmondson says there's a lot of work to be done but he is determined that high expectations are met not only in the schools but in the community.


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The deadline to request in-district student transfers at Ann Arbor Public Schools is approaching.  


Enjoy three outstanding jazz combos from the Eastern Michigan University Jazz Studies program. Director Mark Pappas will bring two quartets and a trio for WEMU's next free Sesi Motors 5:01 Jazz Show at Rush Street Nightclub

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Researchers at the University of Michigan have made an important breakthrough in the fight for new antibiotics.

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The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents has named James Michael Smith of Northern State University as its 23rd president in a special meeting today.

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The Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents will hold a special meeting Friday with just one item on the agenda, the introduction of the candidate, and a recommendation to elect the its 23rd President. 

The Regent's vote will take place at 1 p.m. in Welch Hall on the Eastern Michigan University campus on Friday.

Erika Christakis' new book, The Importance of Being Little, is an impassioned plea for educators and parents to put down the worksheets and flash cards, ditch the tired craft projects (yes, you, Thanksgiving Handprint Turkey) and exotic vocabulary lessons, and double-down on one, simple word:

Play.

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A state elections board has approved one petition that seeks to recall Governor Rick Snyder, but rejected several others.


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Regents at Eastern Michigan University voted to end a partnership with the Education Achievement Authority today.

 

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Eastern Michigan University faculty have passed a unanimous vote of no confidence in the Board of Regents.

 


 

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Legislation meant to stop teacher “sickout” protests is one step closer to becoming law. 


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Despite increased efforts at the University of Michigan to deal with sexual assaults on campus, there's been an increase in the number of incidents.


The Harlem Globetrotters will perform tonight at Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center.  That's less than a month since long time player Meadowlark Lemon passed away.  


Eastern Michigan University will welcome the prominent civil rights attorney Barbara Arnwine to campus Monday.

 

 

 


 

 

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State lawmakers and the public could get their first look today at legislation to overhaul the Detroit Public Schools


Eastern Michigan University will celebrate the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a week of community engagement programs focused on social justice throughout the campus from Thursday, January 14 to Monday, January 18. The five day campus celebration will also be EMU's 30th anniversary observing Martin Luther King, Jr. day on the campus, and collectively, as a national holiday.

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Eastern Michigan University named a new interim president this morning.  This after current interim president Kim Schatzel, accepted the job as president of Towson University in Baltimore.


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Another interim president for has been announced at Eastern Michigan University. The schools Board of Regents this morning voted unanimously to name Donald Loppnow to the post, effective  January 8th, 2016.

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There is new legislation in Lansing aimed at preventing teen suicides.  Jake Neher has more.


Eastern Michigan University has appointed Dr. Rhonda Longworth as Interim Provost, effective January 8, 2016. Under this role, she will report directly to the Interim President (who has yet to be announced) and the President until a permanent Provost is appointed.  Editor's Note: Listen to WEMU reporter, Jorge Avellan's full story, found here Eastern Michigan University Announces New Interim Provost

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A Special Eastern Michigan University Board of Regents meeting will be on Monday, December 21, 2015, at 9 a.m. in 201 Welch Hall. A campus message from EMU Vice President for Communications, Walter Kraft indicated that among the limited agenda items, there will be a recommendation to appoint an interim President.

No candidates have been named at this time.

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 Faculty members from Eastern Michigan University say a request from the school’s Board of Regents was a surprise during a meeting about the Education Achievement Authority on Tuesday.

Faculty Senate Vice President Judy Kullberg says the regents had not previously asked faculty to include a comparison between EAA schools and Detroit Public Schools in an evaluation.

 

She says,

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The indoor athletic practice facility dome at Eastern Michigan University is still closed after it collapsed Sunday morning.


A generation ago, a high school diploma could open doors, especially to well-paying manufacturing jobs. But today, with technology radically reshaping the U.S. economy, many of those doors have closed. The high school diploma is as important as ever — but as a stepping stone to a higher degree, no longer as a destination.

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