|By JINGJING NIE Capital News Service LANSING — More Michigan students can enjoy fruits and vegetables from local farms because of the expansion of a state program that supports buying them. The 10 Cents A Meal program is administered by … Continue reading →
|By CASEY HULL Capital News Service LANSING — Thirty-one years ago, Nelson Edwards decided to see the world. Since then, he has helped the rest of the world see. While studying optometry at Ferris State University, Edwards joined Volunteer Optometric … Continue reading →
Williamston High School partners with Michigan State University on research project to improve science program
On Sept. 5, five doctors who specialize in education gathered to discuss the future of Williamston High School’s science curriculum. Two of the doctors were research associates from Michigan State University’s Education Department. MSU is working with the University of Helsinki in Finland on a research project called PIRE. The school wants its students to enjoy learning and thanks to the PIRE program, it now has a way to measure that enjoyment.
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|By STEPHEN OLSCHANSK Capital News Service LANSING — In Rep. Ben Frederick’s rural district west of Flint, constituents have learned to schedule construction projects a year in advance. The reason? The demand for construction workers outweighs the supply. And it’s … Continue reading →
This year’s Mason High School play, “You Can’t Take It With You,” debuts on Thursday, Nov. 9, and runs through Nov. 11. All shows are at 7 p.m.
Principal Pat VanRemmen never could have imagined how positive the effect of adding STEAM to the curriculum would be at Discovery Elementary. The new elective, focused on bringing Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math together, has been a hit with both the parents and students. “I had one parent commenting about how their daughter is coming home with ideas for inventions,” VanRemmen said. The program was implemented in Discovery (young 5s through second grade) and Explorer (third through fifth grade) Elementary Schools in the fall. STEAM is an additional elective all students must take.
Over the past few years, the Okemos Public Schools’ Board of Education has made policy changes regarding discipline and as a result of the change asked that the administration periodically update the board.