Education

Brigadier General Michael Stone photo
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A unique program in Michigan seeks to teach high school students the techniques of “ethical hacking” to protect online information. We talk with the director of cybersecurity for Pinckney Community Schools, as well as the chief of cybersecurity for the Michigan Army National Guard.


Erik Goodman and Wolfgang Banzhaf photo
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Michigan State’s College of Engineering has received its largest individual gift ever, for over $10 million. We learn about the work in genetics the money will be used for and about its extraordinary donor.


Dr. Dorinda Carter Andrews and Dr. Terah Venzant Chambers photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

School administrators in DeWitt are moving forward with measures to nurture ethnic toleration and respect following harassment incidents last month after the Presidential election. We hear the perspectives of two MSU faculty members who study race and ethnicity in education.


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President-elect Donald Trump nominated Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos to serve as Secretary of Education. We talk with Rebecca Jacobsen of MSU’s Education Policy Center and Gary Naeyaert of the Great Lakes Education Project about what public education might look like if DeVos is confirmed.


GO-GIRL photo
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GO-GIRL is a Wayne State University program designed to help girls build confidence and careers in the STEM fields. The deadline to register for the special program is this week. Current State's Brooke Allen talks with founder Sally K. Roberts.


Michelle Obama with Perfect Fourth String Quartet photo
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The Detroit-based Sphinx Organization, which teaches underprivileged youths, recently sent four students to perform at the White House for Michelle Obama. We speak to their director about that performance opportunity of a lifetime.


Dan Kelly photo
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Meet MSU’s incoming member of the Board of Trustees. Republican Dan Kelly of Clarkston won election last week.


Cemetery class photo
Darrin Silvester

We talk with a high school teacher whose classes have been exploring an abandoned cemetery for more than a decade.


Manufacturing Day photo
Scott Pohl / WKAR

Friday is National Manufacturing Day. Current State looks at the events going on in the Lansing area.


Peter Spadafore photo
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.


Nathan Triplett photo
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
Courtesy of © WGBH Educational Foundation / PBS

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
Courtesy of Craft in America / PBS

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
Courtesy of Ryan Lash/TED / PBS

Tue. Sept. 13 at 10pm on WKAR-HD 23.1 | Explore innovative approaches to education with hosts Baratunde Thurston and Sara Ramirez.

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