A Northern Michigan school district promotes diversity in a non-diverse region

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Northern Michigan is not a very diverse region, which is reflected in the extremely small percentage of different ethnicities in Traverse City Area Public Schools (TCAPS). Shown here are the total numbers of students of each ethnicity via Mary Beth Stein, a student services coordinator at TCAPS. Below are the numbers from the 2010 census year. Gina McPherson, a preschool teacher at TCAPS, has a lot of experience with this.

St. Johns slow to become more racially, socio-economically diverse

By Jason Dunn
Clinton County Chatter Staff Reporter

ST. JOHNS — According to The United States Census Bureau, the town of St. Johns has one of the less diverse local populations in the state of Michigan. The town has an overwhelming number of 94 percent that represents Caucasian presence in the area. With that number eclipsing the state’s average by just over 15 percent, St.