Category Archives: Education

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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CMU expects more than 1,000 participants for Destination Imagination

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More than 1,000 K-12 students are heading to Central Michigan University this weekend for a statewide competition called “Destination Imagination.”
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Report says minority groups face ‘profound barriers’ to success

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A new report says that minority children, including African and Native-Americans, and Latinos, are losing ground to their non-minority counterparts.
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Petoskey students raise enough money for regional trip

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A team of northern Michigan students have raised enough money travel and compete in a regional robotics competition.
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Snyder touts EAA in New York ahead of possible Senate vote this week

file0001405020673The state Senate could vote this week on a bill to bolster a controversial state-run authority meant to turn around failing schools.
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Central Michigan school cancels class for basketball game

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Many Michigan schools have had more “snow days” than usual this year because of the long and brutal winter.
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Midland to host inaugural high school robotics competition

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Representatives from 40 high schools across the state are scheduled to meet up this weekend for battle – a robotics battle.
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Ferris hosts 15th annual Spaghetti Bridge Competition

spaghetti_bridgeBridges can take several months or years to plan and build.
And sometimes they can be built in two days. By high schoolers. Using pasta.

Ferris State University is hosting it’s 15th annual Spaghetti Bridge Competition Saturday and Sunday. Read more

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State lawmakers could up the ante on per-pupil school funding

TeacherMichigan schools could get more money per-student next school year than Governor Rick Snyder asked for in his budget address. A state Senate panel Wednesday approved an increase ranging between 150 and 300 dollars per student.
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