Wonder Workshops: Bringing Identity And Inquiry Into Schooling: What Now? Ep. 9 With Lisa Bergman And Lisa Diaz

Wonder Workshops: Bringing Identity and Inquiry Into Schooling: What Now? Ep. 9 with Lisa Bergman and Lisa Diaz

It's commonly observed that a school's culture for children is a mirror of a school's culture for adults. At Mt. Pleasant's Renaissance Public School Academy, as you can see in today's interview, we find a culture where passion and curiosity, alongside a generously nourishing attitude for children, is modeled at all levels. This interview, the first we've done with a…

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These Are Michigan’s Middle-paid Occupations

These are Michigan’s middle-paid occupations

In recent posts we have been exploring payroll jobs wages by occupation and education. Dividing the labor market into occupations with median wages below the national median of $39,810, occupations we call middle-paid occupations with median wages between the national median and the 75 percentile of $64,230, and occupations with median wages at or above the 75th percentile. The first…

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A District In Alignment: What Now? Ep. 8 With Scot Graden

A District In Alignment: What Now? Ep. 8 with Scot Graden

Our guest today has led a district that, for over a decade, has been moving towards a skills-based approach to learning, rather than a purely content-based approach. Scot Graden is the very recently retired superintendent of Saline Area Schools, a public district near Ann Arbor. His district, in the late 2000s, was certainly "good enough," with a fairly predictable path…

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These Are Michigan’s High-paid Occupations

These are Michigan’s high-paid occupations

In recent posts we have been exploring payroll jobs wages by occupation and education. Dividing the labor market into occupations with median wages below the national median of $39,810, occupations with median wages between the national median and the 75 percentile of $64,230, and what we call high-paid occupations with median wages at or above the 75th percentile. The first…

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Beyond Learning Loss: Tangible Outcomes For Education Equity Post-Covid

Beyond Learning Loss: Tangible Outcomes for Education Equity Post-Covid

The educational impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is unquestionable. But what if we spent less time talking about closing achievement gaps and more time talking about practical strategies and outcomes for shattering achievement ceilings? We invite you to a presentation and discussion with Colin Seale, a lawyer, educator, and the founder of thinkLaw, which helps educators provide students with the…

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