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Alma College receives a grant for improving STEM education

ebdd3577ddc3f3dc548a1495275654f6 Alma College has just been awarded five million dollars for improving STEM education. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math.
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Democrats to push new charter school regulations in Legislature

file2031249322959State lawmakers are looking for ways to address concerns about Michigan’s charter schools.

A recent Detroit Free Press investigation suggests serious issues in the schools, including a lack of transparency, mixed academic results, and conflicts of interest.
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CMU graduate wins prestigious Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship

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The national Knowles Science Teaching Fellowship is an annual award presented to 32 teachers for furthering of science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM education.

And this year, one of the recipients is a spring graduate from Central Michigan University. Read more

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STEM Summer Workshops for Teachers


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Many teachers look forward to summer vacation just as much as students.

A group of teachers from the Great Lakes Bay Region however, are looking forward to more learning. Read more

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“Reality Check” videos respond to myths about road repair

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State transportation officials are giving Michigan motorists a “reality check”. Read more

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EAA debate heats up in Lansing, final vote possible this week

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMichigan Senate Majority Leader Randy Richardville hopes to hold a final vote this week on a bill to expand the state’s Education Achievement Authority (EAA).
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Schauer calls education his “top priority” in schools plan



The Democrat likely to challenge Gov. Rick Snyder in November says improving public schools would be his top priority in office.
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Education groups uniting around bills to revamp teacher evaluations

TeacherThere could be movement soon on bipartisan legislation that would revamp teacher evaluations in Michigan. A number of groups that did not previously support the bills now say they’re on board.
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Flanagan defends teachers after report says Michigan schools falling behind

file1511236136264The state’s top education official says people should not blame teachers for a new report that shows Michigan schools are falling behind.
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CMU students help to preserve shipwreck artifacts

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Central Michigan University students ventured north as volunteers this weekend at the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

They spent their weekend in Alpena through the University’s Alternative Breaks program.

Students from various fields and majors gained hands-on experience working with shipwreck artifacts that help tell the tale of our region’s history.

Stephanie Gandulla is media and outreach coordinator for the Thunder Bay National Marine Sanctuary.

She said, “With those shipwrecks there are literally thousands of artifacts that are collected here at the sanctuary. So there’s a lot of work that goes into maintaining such an important collection. You’ve got to clean the artifacts, and perpetually really preserve them and conserve them. And then we also put them on display in our visitor’s centers. The CMU students are going to play a role in all of those aspects of artifact conservation and preservation.”

Gandulla said the students will also partake in an underwater robot build.

She said the team building exercise is meant to engage students in science, technology, engineering and mathematic principles.

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