Lansing schools http://wkar.org en Lansing Schools superintendent on budget, arts ed, and future of Eastern http://wkar.org/post/lansing-schools-superintendent-budget-arts-ed-and-future-eastern <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.lansingschools.net/pages/Lansing_SD" target="_blank">Lansing School District</a> is facing a projected $6-million budget deficit next year. The school board has authorized privatization of the district’s bus system and the layoffs of up to 95 employees. Fri, 30 May 2014 17:13:52 +0000 Mark Bashore & Joe Linstroth 54480 at http://wkar.org Lansing Schools superintendent on budget, arts ed, and future of Eastern Lansing schools official on district's modernization options http://wkar.org/post/lansing-schools-official-districts-modernization-options <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last fall a facilities task force was created to help the </span><a href="http://www.lansingschools.net/pages/Lansing_SD/District/Board_of_Education" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lansing School Board</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> figure out what to do with its aging buildings. In January, the group presented their recommendations to the board, however the fate of many of the districts buildings, including the high schools, remains unknown. The districts modernization plan is supposed to be presented later this month or early in April.</span></p><p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:54:40 +0000 Emanuele Berry 50772 at http://wkar.org Lansing schools official on district's modernization options Lansing schools plan would keep existing HS buildings http://wkar.org/post/lansing-schools-plan-would-keep-existing-hs-buildings <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="background-color: transparent; font-family: Cambria; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">Stakeholders in the <a href="http://www.lansingschools.net/" target="_blank">Lansing School District</a> are weighing in on a new plan to adapt the district’s buildings and properties to the needs of the new century. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:25:55 +0000 Current State 47950 at http://wkar.org Lansing schools plan would keep existing HS buildings Higher ed scholarships assist Lansing youth http://wkar.org/post/higher-ed-scholarships-assist-lansing-youth <p></p><p></p><p>With rising tuition costs, higher education has grown less affordable and accessible for many. But here in the Lansing area, there are a number of opportunities to help with the costs of obtaining an advanced degree. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 15:41:51 +0000 Current State 45110 at http://wkar.org Higher ed scholarships assist Lansing youth Lansing Schools task force seeks plan for aging buildings http://wkar.org/post/lansing-schools-task-force-seeks-plan-aging-buildings <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.lansingschools.net/pages/Lansing_SD">Lansing School District</a> is again trying to figure out what to do with dozens of aging buildings. Wed, 16 Oct 2013 15:26:52 +0000 Current State 43848 at http://wkar.org Lansing Schools task force seeks plan for aging buildings Lansing teachers' union on new contract http://wkar.org/post/lansing-teachers-union-new-contract <p></p><p><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">Last Thursday, the </span><a href="http://www.lansingschools.net/pages/Lansing_SD" style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">Lansing School District</a><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;"> and the city teachers’ union reached a new five-year contract agreement. &nbsp;The deal cuts 87 full-time equivalent positions in art, music and physical education classes. &nbsp;On Friday we spoke with school board president </span><a href="http://www.lansingschools.net/pages/Lansing_SD/District/Board_of_Education/Board_Member_Bio_s/Guillermo_Z__Lpez-President" style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">Guillermo Lopez</a><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">. &nbsp;He assured us that those particular curricula would continue in Lansing schools, but that the method of providing that instruction is going to be restructured. &nbsp;After Mr. Lopez’s interview aired, </span><em style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">Current State</em><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">’s Kevin </span>Lavery<span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;"> caught up with Patti </span>Seidl<span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">, the president of the </span><a href="http://www.lsea.org/" style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">Lansing Schools Education Association</a><span style="font-family: Cambria, serif; line-height: 1.5;">, to hear the union’s perspective on the deal. &nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 20:58:36 +0000 Current State 33228 at http://wkar.org Lansing teachers' union on new contract Lansing school superintendent opposes Educational Achievement Authority http://wkar.org/post/lansing-school-superintendent-opposes-educational-achievement-authority <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A bill is moving through the Michigan legislature that would expand the state's oversight of struggling schools. </span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Lansing schools&nbsp;</span>Superintendent<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Yvonne&nbsp;</span>Camaal-Canul<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says the move to expand the preview of Michigan's <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/eaa">Educational Achievement Authority</a> is "not about education.It's about politics." She joins us.&nbsp;</span></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:56:13 +0000 Current State 32754 at http://wkar.org Lansing school superintendent opposes Educational Achievement Authority