GRAND RAPIDS, MI - The Kent Intermediate School District is receiving $432,000 from the state to help enhance the skills of students in Career and Technical Education programs.
The state has been on a mission to close the talent gap and change the perception some students and parents have about the professional trades. The goal is for more young people to pursue the in-demand, good-paying skilled trades jobs.
ATTICA TWP. — January is Board of Education Appreciation Month, and when the Lapeer Intermediate School District’s Board convened for their regular board meeting at the Lapeer Education and Technology Center (Ed-Tech) on Wednesday, they were greeted with a few surprises from students as tokens of gratitude for all the hard work they do on behalf of students in Lapeer County.
Each board member received a personalized engraved pencil from students in the Construction Trades program as well as a few sweet treats prepared by Culinary Arts students. Lapeer ISD superintendent Steve Zott thanked the board on behalf of students and administration and presented them with official recognition from the state. “The Board doesn’t serve for recognition. They make policy that guides decisions and leadership staff and it all impacts the districts that we serve and the various entities and organizations that we work with,” said Zott.
ALPENA — The Alpena-Montmorency-Alcona Educational School District Board of Education passed a resolution on Thursday in support of participating in the Literacy Essentials Collaboration.
Michigan State University researchers are providing leadership in a new statewide effort to improve literacy.