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From Kindergarten through 12th grade, Michigan is adopting new standards for teaching science. One Lansing area educator supports the standards. Current State speaks with the Ingham Intermediate School District’s Rob Stephenson.

A woman and two young girls
Katie Cook / WKAR

A little bit of Paris is finding its way into the diverse mix of cultures in the Lansing area. Current State's Katie Cook talks to Gaëlle Cassin-Ross, founder of the new French immersion school Aux Petits Soins.

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Wikimedia Commons

A new report from Wayne State University suggests bullying is prevalent in Michigan schools, despite state mandated efforts. State Board of Education President John Austin calls the data “unacceptable.” We talk with Austin about bullying and the just released scores from the first ever M-STEP assessment.

Stockbridge InvenTeam photo
Courtesy photo / Bob Richards, Stockbridge High School

The Lemelson-MIT program awards a $10,000 grant to high school teams that invent technological solutions to real-world problems. This year, 14 schools received the grants, including Williamston and Stockbridge. Current State's Kevin Lavery visits both schools.

Curtis Hertel Jr. photo
Courtesy photo / Michigan State Senate Democrats

Legislation was introduced in Michigan last month that requires sex education courses to have more exhaustive conversations about the issue of consent. We speak with one of the bill’s sponsors, State Sen. Curtis Hertel, Jr., about the legislation and how it would be implemented.