Category Archives: Education

State pushes to make retention of students decided by standardized test score

By Lizzy LaFave Entirely East Lansing “The actual cost of keeping a child for an additional year is an added strain to the district.” said East Lansing Schools Trustee Karen Hoene. “We have kids who are struggling,” said Hoene. “We … Continue reading

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Greek community tries to take the scare out of Halloween

By Jess Todd Entirely East Lansing Halloween brings trick-or-treating, costumes and fun to East Lansing every year. But, the issue of safety is always at stake on this festive night with so many children roaming the streets. The Michigan State … Continue reading

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School Board plans new programming at Red Cedar Elementary

By Jane Wagner Entirely East Lansing After months of debate over what to do with the vacant building, the East Lansing Board of Education will potentially reopen Red Cedar Elementary School for “innovative educational programming.” The Board met on Sept. … Continue reading

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Ease on Down the Road with East Lansing High School

By Kelly Cullen Entirely East Lansing Audience members can follow the path down the yellow brick road to see “The Wiz” at the East Lansing High School theater. Adapted from “The Wizard of Oz,” the musical highlights the greatest aspects … Continue reading

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School board gets its props

By Sean Deters Entirely East Lansing The school board meeting on Jan. 26 was one of celebration and recognition. January celebrates the contributions of the late Martin Luther King Jr. The Board of Education recognized student essay winners in the … Continue reading

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East Lansing has a teacher of the year

By Sean Deters Entirely East Lansing This year’s recipient of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association teacher of the year award is East Lansing’s David Rosin. Each year, the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association recognizes a teacher of … Continue reading

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Schools eager to expand MSU Service-Learning Program

By Savannah Swix Entirely East Lansing East Lansing Public Schools plan to advance their partnership with Michigan State University’s Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement and its program Academic Service-Learning. “I really want to solidify it and make it something … Continue reading

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Measles vaccinations debated

By Megan McDonnell Entirely East Lansing Michigan has the fourth highest non-medical exemption rate in the nation, with 5 percent of parents choosing not to immunize their children, according to the Michigan State Medical Society. These high exemption rates give … Continue reading

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Bridging together the Red Cedar divide

By Irum Ibrahim Entirely East Lansing In July 2014, the East Lansing Board of Education finalized its decision to shut down Red Cedar Elementary for financial purposes. Residents of East Lansing have seen several changes in the community since the school closing, with … Continue reading

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Board votes to keep collecting all taxes in summer

By Jamie DeRosa Entirely East Lansing The board of education in East Lansing has decided to collect 100 percent of the school property taxes in the summer tax levy for the 2015-2016 school year. This keeps with the tradition that … Continue reading

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