Self-funded campaigns on the rise

By JAYLYN GALLOWAY Capital News Service LANSING – In 2016, President Donald Trump spent $66 million of his own funds on his campaign. He’s hardly the only politician to invest in his or her own career. The Legislature produced seven … Continue reading →

Female candidates outraised men

By NATALIE DYMKOWSKI Capital News Service LANSING — On average, female legislators in Michigan outraised their male counterparts in contributions to their own campaigns by more than $6,000 last year. That’s despite the fact that women may face more fundraising … Continue reading →

Williamston Commmunity Schools is a leading school district in STEAM education and using technology in the classroom

While strolling the halls of Williamston Explorer Elementary in Williamston, students’ artwork lines the walls, backpacks and coats litter the floor and muffled discussion about this or that can be heard outside nearly every classroom. Unlike other elementary schools however, Williamston Explorer Elementary is in the works of producing the next crop of engineers, researchers, scientists and the like. After receiving three grants this past year, including $130,000 from Dart Container Company in Mason, Williamston Community Schools has invested the money into the K-12 district STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) initiative it launched this year. The initiative will take place in a series of phases. “This year was phase one, which was the creation of a K-5 STEAM lab for both of our elementary schools,” said superintendent Dr. Adam Spina. 

STEAM teacher Sean Ferguson teaches 31 STEAM classes every week, with students ranging from young 5s to fifth grade.

CNS Budget – April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018 – Week 1 To: CNS Editors From: Eric Freedman & Sheila Schimpf http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/ For technical problems, contact CNS technical manager Tony Cepak at (517) 803-6841; cepak@msu.edu. For other matters, contact CNS Director Eric Freedman at (517) 355-4729 … Continue reading →