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21 Things 4 Students program transforms tech-based curriculum

A simple question holds big answers in education these days: why are teachers working to incorporate technology into lesson plans?


From cradle to career: The scope of special education today

It takes an army. Intermediate school district administrators, educators and parents all play a role in order to provide students with disabilities the education they deserve and a chance to lead self-determined, independent lives.

Students take M-STEP online testing in the DeTour Area Schools.

Island and remote schools provide unique mix of culture, challenges

Some small schools in the Upper Peninsula and northern lower Michigan face unique challenges of geography--island schools, and their close cousins, remote school districts.

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Q&A: Safe Routes to School encourages walking and biking

These days, biking and walking to school may seem to be a tradition of past generations. InspirED recently chatted with Katie Johnson, the Safe Routes to School program coordinator at the Michigan Fitness Foundation, to find out what's being done to encourage healthy -- and green -- ways to get to school.

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Forward thinking helps U.P. schools push ahead with technology

No matter how remote their locations, some U.P. districts are taking technology by the horns to keep their students learning at full speed.

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The nine must-read tweets of the Governor's Economic and Education Summit

Earlier this month, hundreds of Michigan’s most passionate educators, public servants and business leaders gathered in the RenCen for GES15, the Governor’s Education and Economic Summit. InspirED Michigan Editor Kate Snyder brought us back this report.

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Snowmobiling to school 'a way of life' for Mackinac Island students

In the Straits of Mackinac, where wind chills regularly hover at or below zero and snow can last until May, school on Mackinac Island has been called off exactly once this year.

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Beaver Island Lighthouse School creates a unique educational experience

One of our most popular stories wasn't written by a journalist or teacher. It was a story written by a student, passionate about his very unique -- and stunning -- experience attending Beaver Island Lighthouse School, and learning the true meaning of a school community.

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Calumet High School innovating education with 3D printing

In Michigan’s northernmost school district, you’ll find plenty of snow and plenty of innovation. Mark Bonenfant, an industrial trades instructor at Calumet High School, is increasing the opportunities for innovation. Bonenfant has been a leader in the revolutionary field of 3D printing for high school education. He was invited to participate in a volunteer program to place 3D printing technology in classrooms two years go, which sparked the beginning of this type of learning at Calumet High School. 
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