Education

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Scott Pohl / WKAR

We talk with Lansing Board of Education president Peter Spadafore about his priorities.


MSU sets fiscal year fundraising record

Sep 20, 2016
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Current State talks with MSU's vice president for university advancement, Bob Groves, about raising money for a Big Ten Conference school.


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Scott Pohl / WKAR

The Michigan Board of Education is set to vote on a controversial set of guidelines it says will provide a safe learning environment for LGBTQ students. Opponents say the document usurps parental rights. We hear both sides of the issue.


NOVA | 'School of the Future'

Sep 6, 2016
NOVA: School of the Future
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Wed. Sept. 14 at 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Discover how the new science of learning can help us reimagine the future of education for all children.

Craft in America: Teachers
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Thur. Sept. 15 at 8pm and 9pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Follow artists committed to passing on their skills and passion for craft to new generations.

Ted Talks | 'Education Revolution'

Sep 6, 2016
Ted Talks: Education
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Tue. Sept. 13 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore innovative approaches to education with hosts Baratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez.

POV | 'All the Difference'

Sep 6, 2016
All the Difference
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Mon. Sept. 12 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Accompany two African-American teens on their journey to achieve a dream of graduating from college.

1855 Place photo
Kevin Lavery / WKAR

Michigan State University is expecting thousands of students for the fall semester. The official move-in begins this weekend. We talk with Dr. Ray Gasser of MSU's Residence Education and Housing Services department and resident assistant Anneka Hart.


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The fate of a number of low-performing Lansing schools is uncertain as the district awaits clarification about test scores from Michigan’s School Reform Office. We hear the thoughts of Lansing School Board President Peter Spadafore and state Rep. Andy Schor.


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Courtesy photo / Sharon Stratton

As public schools start getting ready to begin a new cycle, meet the new Michigan Art Teacher of the Year, Sharon Stratton. She teaches in Fennville, a west Michigan town with a population of less than 1,400.


Hunter Park garden photo
Katie Cook / WKAR

Young people are in charge of the "Edible Park" garden in Lansing's Hunter Park. Current State’s Katie Cook gets a tour.


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Courtesy photo / Detroit Public Schools

The Detroit Public Schools will get more than $600-million to begin paring down debt and to launch a new debt-free district. Current State talks with interim Superintendent Alycia Meriweather.


Sonya Gunnings-Moton and Margaret Crocco photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Soon, the Detroit Public Schools will consider hiring classroom teachers who haven’t earned teaching certificates. We hear from two critics of placing uncertified teachers in Detroit classrooms.


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A new Detroit Public School district will be taking off soon, with the help of hundreds of millions of newly approved state dollars. We talk with Michigan School Superintendent Brian Whiston about a meeting with other DPS and state officials to begin planning the new district.


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Scott Pohl / WKAR

A much debated plan to rescue the Detroit Public Schools has passed the Michigan House and is now before the Senate. We talk with Dewitt Republican Rep. Tom Leonard about why he voted for it.

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