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WMU Group Seeks More Teachers Of Color

Nov 4, 2019
WMUK

Three Kalamazoo Public School graduates at Western Michigan University have started a campus group trying to increase the number of minority teachers. Future Teachers of Color (FTC) was founded by three students in Western's College of Education: Sarah Giramia, Hailey Timmerman, and William Wright. It provides support and resources to minority students pursuing careers in teaching. Correction: an earlier version of this story misspelled the name of Sarah Giramia. 


WMUK

Laura Chang’s journey to becoming Michigan’s next Teacher Of The Year began in Vicksburg. She did her teaching internship at Sunset Lake Elementary 18 years ago. Since then, she’s been an instructional consultant, developed literacy programs and taught graduate level college courses.


School Employees Win Long Fought Victory Over State

Dec 21, 2017
Michigan Supreme Court Building - file photo. Photo by Cheyna Roth, The Michigan Public Radio Network
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) A fight between school employees and the state ended Wednesday – in favor of the employees. 

File photo of Governor Rick Snyder signing criminal justice reform bills into law during event in Kalamazoo
WMUK

(MPRN-Lansing) There’s no end yet to the standoff between Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature’s Republican leaders that’s delayed wrapping up the state budget. But they are talking again. 

State Capitol - file photo
Kevin Lavery, WKAR

(MPRN-Lansing A showdown is brewing in Lansing over the fate of teacher retirements. 

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