Washtenaw County students continue to show improvement in the Michigan Merit Exam.
Washtenaw Intermediate School District communication specialist Emma Jackson says improvements among the class of 2015 were seen in reading, writing, science and social studies, while math proficiency stayed about the same.
"Our reading scores really stand out at 72 percent proficient," Jackson says, "and they're some of the highest in the state."
Homeless students in the Washtenaw Intermediate School District will have something to smile about this Christmas thanks to a generous donation from the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research's ISR Feeds group.
The group dropped off about 150 gift bags Friday.
WISD Communication Specialist Emma Jackson says this is the fifth year the ISR has helped out.
The donation will benefit kids in the Education Project for Homeless Youth, a non-profit organization that provides supprot to students who are homeless.
The Washtenaw Intermediate School District is preparing for the new school year by collecting clothing and school supplies for homeless students. WEMU's Bob Eccles tells us more about the WISD's Education Project for Homeless Youth.
The unified Ypsilanti-Willow Run school board last night accepted a recommendation that the consolidated district move toward a year-round educational model. The board's High Quality Teachers and Teaching Advisory Committee believes year-round school will help keep students from losing much of what they've learned over an extended summer break. The board will now establish a work team to look into the different types of balanced calendar models and figure out which is best for the district. The public's input on the idea will also be sought. Year-round school wouldn't begin until the 20
A crowd of about 30 people attended last night's public forum on the proposed consolidation of the Willow Run and Ypsilanti school districts. WEMU's Bob Eccles reports on the last of these meetings before voters decide the issue November 6th.
The Superintendents of the Washtenaw Intermediate School District and the Ypsilanti and Willow Run school districts fielded questions at a community forum last night regarding the proposed Ypsi/Willow Run consolidation. WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.
Ypsilanti and Willow Run voters will decide in November whether their school districts should merge. As WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, it looks like the process of getting the word out about the proposed consolidation will kick into high gear in October.
The Ypsilanti school board last night had a rather animated if un-official discussion on whether to press the Washtenaw Intermediate School District for details on what a consolidated Ypsilanti and Willow Run school district might lo0k like. WEMU's Bob Eccles has more.