Lansing schools

1:13 pm
Fri May 30, 2014

Lansing Schools superintendent on budget, arts ed, and future of Eastern

Eastern High School is Lansing's oldest remaining high school building.
Credit Flickr- New City One

The Lansing School District is facing a projected $6-million budget deficit next year. The school board has authorized privatization of the district’s bus system and the layoffs of up to 95 employees.

Read more
12:54 pm
Mon March 17, 2014

Lansing schools official on district's modernization options

Lansing's Eastern High School
Credit Wikimedia Commons

Last fall a facilities task force was created to help the Lansing School Board figure out what to do with its aging buildings. In January, the group presented their recommendations to the board, however the fate of many of the districts buildings, including the high schools, remains unknown. The districts modernization plan is supposed to be presented later this month or early in April.

Read more
Radio Made in Michigan
12:25 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Lansing schools plan would keep existing HS buildings

The task force recommends Lansing's Eastern High School focuses on medical sciences.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

 Stakeholders in the Lansing School District are weighing in on a new plan to adapt the district’s buildings and properties to the needs of the new century.  

A 14-member Facilities Task Force has been at work since October. Key recommendations in its final report include repurposing a host of district buildings, consideration of a bond proposal to update Pattengill Middle School into a high school, and the sale of more than 100 acres of vacant land.

Read more
Radio Made in Michigan
10:41 am
Mon November 11, 2013

Higher ed scholarships assist Lansing youth

Lansing Sexton High School.

With rising tuition costs, higher education has grown less affordable and accessible for many. But here in the Lansing area, there are a number of opportunities to help with the costs of obtaining an advanced degree.

Read more
Radio Made in Michigan
11:26 am
Wed October 16, 2013

Lansing Schools task force seeks plan for aging buildings

A new 'Facilities Task Force' is considering Lansing Public Schools infrastructure needs decades into the future.
Credit File photo/WKAR

The Lansing School District is again trying to figure out what to do with dozens of aging buildings.

Read more
Radio Made in Michigan
4:58 pm
Mon March 25, 2013

Lansing teachers' union on new contract

Patti Seidl is President of the Lansing Schools Education Association.
Credit WKAR file phote

Last Thursday, the Lansing School District and the city teachers’ union reached a new five-year contract agreement.  The deal cuts 87 full-time equivalent positions in art, music and physical education classes.  On Friday we spoke with school board president Guillermo Lopez.  He assured us that those particular curricula would continue in Lansing schools, but that the method of providing that instruction is going to be restructured.  After Mr. Lopez’s interview aired, Current State’s Kevin Lavery caught up with Patti Seidl, the president of the Lansing Schools Education Association, to hear the union’s perspective on the deal.  

Radio Made in Michigan
5:56 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Lansing school superintendent opposes Educational Achievement Authority

The Lansing School District could lose control of schools such as Eastern High School if the EAA legislation passes.
Credit Wikimedia Commons

A bill is moving through the Michigan legislature that would expand the state's oversight of struggling schools.

Lansing schools Superintendent Yvonne Camaal-Canul says the move to expand the preview of Michigan's Educational Achievement Authority is "not about education.It's about politics." She joins us. 

Read more