CS130528 http://wkar.org en Current State #95 | May 28, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-95-may-28-2013 <p>Today on <em>Current State</em>: Educators develop new model to evaluate the teachers; Great Lakes commentator Gary Wilson; <span class="tl"><span class="l">Michigan Muslim Capitol Day</span></span> ; Lansing business news; and <em>WKAR </em>anti-bullying campaign.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 18:33:29 +0000 Current State 36572 at http://wkar.org Michigan developing new model for teaching evaluation http://wkar.org/post/michigan-developing-new-model-teaching-evaluation <p></p><p>Michigan educators and administrators will soon learn more about how their job performances may be evaluated in the future.</p><p>Next month, the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness (MCEE) will announce recommendations toward developing a model for “fair and effective” teacher evaluation.</p><p>Republican State Senator Phil Pavlov, Chairman of the Senate Education committee and Amber Arellano, Executive Director of the Education Trust Midwest, discuss the commission’s work.</p><p></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 18:22:15 +0000 Current State 36571 at http://wkar.org Michigan developing new model for teaching evaluation Prioritizing issues in the Great Lakes region http://wkar.org/post/prioritizing-issues-great-lakes-region <p>This weekend Gov. Snyder will welcome Governors from across the Great Lakes region to the 2013 leadership summit on Mackinac Island. Great Lakes journalist and commentator Gary Wilson previews the summit and reflects on the Great Lakes Advisory Board's meeting in Chicago.</p><p>Wilson is the former co-editor of the Great Lakes Town Hall. He’s a member of the Society of Environmental Journalists and currently writes for Great Lakes Echo.</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 18:03:44 +0000 Current State 36569 at http://wkar.org Prioritizing issues in the Great Lakes region Michigan Muslims strive to build relationships with legislators http://wkar.org/post/michigan-muslims-strive-build-relationships-legislators <p></p><p>Michigan has one of the larger Muslim populations in the country. Today, community leaders from across the state will be gathering in Lansing for the annual Michigan Muslim Capitol Day. The event, organized by the Michigan Muslim Community Council, seeks to strengthen relationships with state lawmakers.</p><p>Dr. Farhan Bhatti, a local physician and board member at the Islamic Center of East Lansing and MSU psychiatrist Dr. Farha Abbasi discuss the goals and concerns of the Michigan Muslim community.</p><p></p> Tue, 28 May 2013 17:34:37 +0000 Current State 36561 at http://wkar.org Michigan Muslims strive to build relationships with legislators Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock http://wkar.org/post/lansing-business-news-mlives-angela-wittrock-13 <p></p><p></p><p><a href="http://www.mlive.com/"><em>Mlive’s</em></a>&nbsp;Lansing beat reporter<a href="http://connect.mlive.com/user/AVGW/posts.html"> Angela Wittrock</a> joins us every Monday for a rundown of the latest news about the local economy, business and development. Today, she discusses the Michigan Flyer-AirRide motorcoach service, Detroit’s finical issues and the loss of current Bank of America customer perks.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 17:22:33 +0000 Current State 36560 at http://wkar.org Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock WKAR anti-bullying video contest http://wkar.org/post/wkar-anti-bullying-video-contest <p></p><p><em>WKAR</em> is asking area middle school students to produce their own videos that speak out against bullying. &nbsp;The best ones will be aired on <em>WKAR-TV</em>. WKAR's Jason Thomson, a multimedia producer with MSU’s Interactive Video Services department, explains more about the series.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 28 May 2013 17:17:43 +0000 Current State 36558 at http://wkar.org WKAR anti-bullying video contest