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Radio Made in Michigan
2:33 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Current State #95 | May 28, 2013

Today on Current State: Educators develop new model to evaluate the teachers; Great Lakes commentator Gary Wilson; Michigan Muslim Capitol Day ; Lansing business news; and WKAR anti-bullying campaign.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:22 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Michigan developing new model for teaching evaluation

The Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness is a independent commission made up of education experts.
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Michigan educators and administrators will soon learn more about how their job performances may be evaluated in the future.

Next month, the Michigan Council for Educator Effectiveness (MCEE) will announce recommendations toward developing a model for “fair and effective” teacher evaluation.

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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
2:03 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Prioritizing issues in the Great Lakes region

The recent meeting of the Great Lakes Advisory Board focused on priorities for the next four years of Great Lakes restoration.
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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.

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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:34 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Michigan Muslims strive to build relationships with legislators

The day’s schedule includes meeting legislators and attending Senate and House sessions.
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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.

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.

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:22 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Lansing business news with MLive's Angela Wittrock

Detroit’s Emergency Manager is exploring the idea of selling off artwork owned by the city to aid in paying off the city’s debts.
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Mlive’s Lansing beat reporter Angela Wittrock 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. 

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Radio Made in Michigan
1:17 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

WKAR anti-bullying video contest

The best video's will air on WKAR-TV for National Bullying Prevention Month in October.
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WKAR is asking area middle school students to produce their own videos that speak out against bullying.  The best ones will be aired on WKAR-TV. WKAR's Jason Thomson, a multimedia producer with MSU’s Interactive Video Services department, explains more about the series. 

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