CS130827 http://wkar.org en Current State #146 | August 27, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-146-august-27-2013 <p></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:57:40 +0000 Current State 41368 at http://wkar.org Evaluating teacher effectiveness in Michigan http://wkar.org/post/evaluating-teacher-effectiveness-michigan <p>I<span style="line-height: 1.5;">n two weeks, Michigan legislators will begin hearings on how to improve teacher evaluations in the state.&nbsp; They’ll consider a new plan submitted recently by the <a href="http://www.mcede.org/">Michigan Council on Educator Effectiveness</a>. &nbsp;That's an independent body created by Governor Rick Snyder and the legislature two years ago after the passage of teacher tenure reform in Michigan.</span></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:51:31 +0000 Current State 41359 at http://wkar.org Evaluating teacher effectiveness in Michigan Local author on living with Muscular Dystrophy http://wkar.org/post/local-author-living-muscular-dystrophy <p><span style="text-indent: 36pt; line-height: 1.5;">Labor Day is next Monday, and with it, the annual </span><a href="http://mda.org/" style="text-indent: 36pt; line-height: 1.5;">Muscular Dystrophy Telethon</a><span style="text-indent: 36pt; line-height: 1.5;">. Over the years, hundreds of millions of dollars have been raised for research, and to help people like </span><a href="http://mogerhardt.com/" style="text-indent: 36pt; line-height: 1.5;">Mo Gerhardt</a><span style="text-indent: 36pt; line-height: 1.5;"> live life with Muscular Dystrophy to the fullest.</span></p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:46:12 +0000 Current State 41361 at http://wkar.org Local author on living with Muscular Dystrophy Detroit's Water Renaissance: Rediscovering Detroit's lost waterways http://wkar.org/post/detroits-water-renaissance-rediscovering-detroits-lost-waterways <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Water attracted the early settlers of Detroit and water fueled its growth. Now it’s an important asset to the city’s recovery.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Join us over these next five weeks, as our regular Tuesday Knight segment will explore the challenges and opportunities associated with Detroit’s waterfront through our series "Detroit's Water Renaissance.</span>"</p><p>Our first story goes back to the days before industrialization, when the city of Detroit was a maze of fresh waterways.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:37:33 +0000 Current State 41362 at http://wkar.org Detroit's Water Renaissance: Rediscovering Detroit's lost waterways Tackling environmental issues crucial for Detroit's success http://wkar.org/post/tackling-environmental-issues-crucial-detroits-success <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This summer a coalition of Detroit based organization released the </span><a href="http://detroitenv.org/read-the-report/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Detroit Environmental Agenda</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The two-year project addresses improving quality of life through improving the environment. Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:23:26 +0000 Current State 41366 at http://wkar.org Tackling environmental issues crucial for Detroit's success MSU student features Rube Goldberg machines on America's Got Talent http://wkar.org/post/msu-student-features-rube-goldberg-machines-americas-got-talent <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UdzAaw-H0o</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Michigan native and </span>MSU<span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> student, Steve Price, showed his unique abilities on this season of "America’s Got Talent." Steve builds Rube Goldberg machines, complicated contraptions that use dominos, tubes, ping pong balls and various materials to complete a simple task. The America’s Got Talent judges were impressed. </span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Georgia; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.5; white-space: pre-wrap;">Price’s invention took him all the way to the quarterfinals. Price explains why he decided to share his talent on national television. </span></p><p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 15:11:07 +0000 Current State 41367 at http://wkar.org