Category Archives: Education

Education in MI

Possibly one of the all-time greatest ironies in Michigan education arose recently, to wit: Gov. Rick Snyder announced a new state office last week to coordinate Michigan programs related to early childhood education, six years after Gov. Jennifer Granholm created … Continue reading

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Derek Bailey goes to World Forum

Representing a five-county region of Northwest Michigan, Grand Traverse Band of Ottawa and Chippewa Indians Tribal Chairman Derek Bailey will participate in the 2011 World Forum on Early Care and Education. The event will be held May 3 through May … Continue reading

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Feed the minds

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Tasteful experience

About 150 people came to the Taste of Germany celebration and enjoyed a wonderful, authentic German meal prepared by Chefs Shannon and Ron Schmidt and served by our high school German exchange students and members of the Stoldts family, who … Continue reading

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An area school is doing well

Benzie Central High School has been selected by the Department of Education as a school that is beating the odds. The decision was made Tuesday at the State Board of Education meeting in Lansing. 58% of the students at Benzie … Continue reading

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Computing at E.R. Schools

I asked Elk Rapids Schools Superintendent to comment on my recent ‘digital education’ posting. Here is his reply. We do have one on one computing at CMS [Cherryland Middle School]. However, the students do not take the computers home. We … Continue reading

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The world of ‘digital education’

… it’s different in the schools [superintendent Mark] Edwards runs in Mooresville, N.C. Three years ago, the district began giving laptops to every student and teacher from high school down to fourth grade, some 5,000 computers in all. While computers … Continue reading

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