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Patricia Edwards, a new appointee to the Michigan Department of Education PreK-12 Literacy Commission, has written eight books about parents and schools. Her most recent book, “Partnering with Families for Student Success,” describes 24 scenarios where students are best served when teachers and parents work together.
The economy works best for all when all can participate. As LEAP continues to lead local economic development efforts, the importance of a truly equitable approach is essential.
The murder of George Floyd last year once again ripped the bandage off a never-healed wound of racial inequality in this country.
On this edition of City Pulse On the Air, editor and publisher Berl Schwartz interviews Lansing's sustainability manager Lori Welch about how the city is tackling the climate change crisis. Managing editor Kyle Kaminski talks with Tony Willis, head of the Lansing Economic Area Partnership's new department of equitable economic planning. Music writer Rich Tupica closes out the show with a track from Michigan's diverse musical history.
A new report from the Ingham County Prosecutor’s Office reveals a disconcerting pattern of police bias against people of color, who are many times more likely to be accused of crimes than white people in every jurisdiction reviewed, including Lansing, East Lansing and outlying communities within Ingham County.
To help her fight the gravest crisis facing world civilization, Lansing’s new sustainability manager, Lori Welch, jokes that she has a staff of three: “me, myself and I.”
Tom Springer’s new book, “The Star in the Sycamore,” was 12 years in the making, but it was worth the wait. It’s been a long time in writer years since Springer’s first book, “Looking for Hickories: The Forgotten Wildness of the Rural Midwest,” introduced his views on the natural world.
Dissecting a frog, making a potato clock, building baking soda volcanoes. Hands-on learning is key to a memorable education in STEM. In a school year where most kids were stuck in a virtual learning environment, students missed out on valuable educational experiences
COVID-19 stifled the Michigan State University Theatre Department’s ability to offer live shows, but the pandemic has not muted student creativity. The “Audio Anthology” collection, available at theatre.msu.edu/dei_audio/, demonstrates how the department is continuing to create imaginative projects during restricted times.