How the Government Rakes in Big Money with Student Loans – David Jesse, Higher Education Reporter, Detroit Free Press – The federal government projects a record $50 billion profit on student loans this year. So, how does it do that?
Memorial Day: Remembering Who They Were – John Kinzinger, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 310 – There are 76 servicemen listed on the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Ypsilanti Township, but little is known about 23 of them.
Preparing for College: Jeremy Hyman, Author, The Secrets of College Success: Over 800 Tips, Techniques, and Strategies Revealed, 2nd Edition – Heading to college? Make sure you are fully prepared for your freshman year.
New Technology to Fight Fires – Albert Foo and Sharath Anand, Seniors, Skyline H.S. – At this year’s Southeast Michigan Science Fair, this teen duo placed first in the high school team category for their invention which allows firefighters to safely battle blazes from outside of a burning fire.
Statewide Honors for Ann Arbor’s Student Building Industry Program – John Birko, Instructor; AAPS Students (Huron H.S. Seniors) Amy Liu and Grant Stadelman
The Future of the Ann Arbor Public Schools – Ann Arbor Board of Education President Deb Mexicotte and Vice President Christine Stead
President Obama released his budget for the fiscal year 2014 starting October 1st on Wednesday. It is 2 months late—but I am not sure we can say better late than never.
Pay-to-Play: Scot Graden, Superintendent, Saline Area Schools – Participation fees for clubs and other extracurricular activities will be eliminated for students at Saline Schools, following a vote by the Saline Board of Education this week. The board, however, delayed a vote on pay-to-play sports. Despite pay-to-play fees tripling over the last five years, more students have been playing sports.
Success By 6 – Lisa Mellinger, Director, First Steps Milan – There is an effort underway throughout Washtenaw County to ensure children are ready for school.
Two Twelve Arts Center – As communities grapple with how to fund the arts, Saline’s public art education center is fortunate to have a generous benefactor.