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December 3, 2018
2018 December - REMC - Virtual Courses Registration
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Education Leadership Groups Condemn Narrow Court Decision

Education Leadership Groups Condemn Narrow Court
Decision to Allow Public Funding for Private Schools

ISD’s Database Administrator Honored

Melissa Tront, database administrator at St. Joseph County Intermediate School District, was awarded the 2018 Michigan Data Hub Ambassador of the Year.

February 9, 2018
Writing Lesson Rewrite Produces Big Gains
Young Pupils Learn to Formulate Opinions


Aiden Hernandez may only be in the first grade, but he’s already got opinions about things. As in, “yes” to green beans and “no” to broccoli. And he’s not a fan of snow or math, but he does like crickets. As food.

“Not the alive kind,” he clarified. “Cooked.”

Aiden’s decisiveness came in handy recently in Tessa Jurewicz’s Stoney Creek Elementary classroom, where an opinion writing unit recently was launched.

Jurewicz and English-language learner teacher Holly Straight have been helping first-graders home in on what they think via “opinion circle maps.” After that, they come up with reasons to justify their opinions, then construct paragraphs from that information.

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February 5, 2018
Kent Tech Center Awarded Funds Help Prepare Teens for Skilled Trades Jobs

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.

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January 21, 2018
ISD Board receives tokens of gratitude from Ed-Tech students

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.

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