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More classes, more space on drawing board for Reach Studio Art Center

Reach Studio Art Center is undertaking a bold expansion that promises to beautify REO Town and give talented young artists a safe environment for creative expression.
According to excerpts from the article:
"The center, originally located at 1804 S. Washington Ave, plans to expand to nearly 10 times its current size, going from 1,100 square feet to 9,500 square feet."
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Demolition makes way for new playground at Patriarch Park

Kids and adults will find a new place to play come July as crews from E.T. MacKenzie began tearing down the old wooden play structure at East Lansing's Patriarche Park.
The $576,000 project will reimagine the popular play area at the city's largest park, providing a more accessible, barrier-free design. Construction is expected to start in April.
According to excerpts from the article:
"The project was spearheaded by the Rotary Club of East Lansing. It launched a fundraising drive in early 2012 and has raised more than $407,000 toward the project through community organization and individual donations, as well as a $300,000 grant from the Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund."
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Ribbon cutting marks end of St. Johns HS renovation

An area high school recently celebration the completion of building renovations.

According to excperts from the article:

Following an open house at St. Johns High School Nov. 26, a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony in the school’s food commons symbolically marked the completion of the schools building/ renovation project.

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Early childhood programs begin at re-opened Holbrook

The “Little Comets” child care program at the re-opened Holbrook School has begun, and enrollment has exceeded expectations.

According to excerpts from the article:
The program is now up to 107, and a growing waiting list may lead to the opening of an additional classroom, said Breanna Cleeves, the program’s supervisor.

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Waverly board OKs ISD tech partnership

The Waverly School Board has entered into a “hybrid proposal” for technology services with the Ingham Intermediate School District.

According to excerpts from the article:
“Given our situation, we need to do it,” said board member Alan Wright, who is the IT director for the state Senate. “We really need the help and they can provide it fast.”

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East Lansing schools seek $5.3M for technology

East Lansing Schools is proposing a milage for a $5.3 million, 5-year to fund upgrades to security and communications systems.

According to excerpts from the article:
If approved the levy would add 1.25 mills, or $125 annually, to the tax bill of a home with a taxable value of $100,000.
But school officials point out that in the fourth and fifth years of the new millage, if it passes, the overall property tax bill from the school district actually will decline.

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Community music school relocates facility

The MSU Community Music School has opened in a new space on Hagadorn Rd.

According to excerpts from the story:

The school moved because its lease at the previous location on Timberlane Street expired. It then moved to an MSU building, formerly the University Reformed Church.

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Music used as health aid for disabled children

The MSU Community Music School hosts music therapy for disabled children.

According to excerpts from the article:

As a part of the school’s music therapy program, the Capital Area Down Syndrome Association, or CADSA, sponsors a special music session, called Together…Let’s Jam!, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. one Wednesday every month.

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Leslie school district celebrates opening of nature center

A new Leslie School District nature center celebrated its grand opening on Oct. 14.

According to excerpts from the article:
The Russell Miller "Wild 100" was used over time for field trips and various nature-related programs, but without any facilities on site for water or restrooms, the visits were limited

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Parents Have Say in District's $5 Million Technology Upgrades

St. Johns Public Schools is requesting feedback from parents through an online survey regarding in upcoming technology upgrades.

According to excerpts from the article:

That might be an option soon, thanks to a $64 million bond from 2010 that allocated $5 million to technology improvements throughout the district. Extensive renovations - including high speed wireless internet, new telephones, and two-screen projectors in classrooms - have already cost about $3 million.

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Summer construction at schools ongoing as fall nears

In 52 working days 40 contractors are working to complete $14.7 million worth of work to the Charlotte School District.

According to excerpts from the article:
The work, funded by a bond that voters approved in 2010, includes $12.5 million worth of work at Charlotte High School, where a new heating system, new main entrance and office and new science rooms are among the projects. It is here that some of the work began in the spring and will continue over the next year.

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Homeless shelter playground gets a makeover

The playground at the City Rescue Mission Shelter for Women and Children will soon receive an upgrade.

According to excepts from the article:

South Lansing Kiwanis raised $12,000 to help fund the project, Mission Play, which was matched by Lansing-based Lake Trust Credit Union. The project had a group of 50 volunteers working Saturday to replace playground equipment at the site.

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Ingham County among communities awarded drug disposal grants

Ingham County is among five organizations in Michigan receiving nearly $250,000 from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality for projects that focus on the disposal of unused household drugs.

According to excerpts from the article:
The Community Pollution Prevention grants are designed to increase public access to free drug collection programs and to help develop successful disposal programs that can be implemented in other areas of the state.

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Lansing-area students, General Motors pair up in GREEN efforts

General Motors partners  Eaton Intermediate School District’s Career Prep Center to help students participating in the Project Global Rivers Environmental Education Network, or GREEN.

According to excerpts from the story:

This is the 20th year General Motors Lansing has teamed up with nonprofit Earth Force to analyze local waterway pollution with local students. Three years after the first local effort, Woldumar Nature Center joined in the education as well.
GM officials recognized the milestone by donating $10,000 to Woldumar Nature Center on Thursday.

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Lansing-Based ECIC Awards More Than $900,000 in Early Childhood Grants

The Lansing-based Early Childhood Investment Corp. has awarded $928,233 in ReImagine Early Years grants to school districts across the state.

According to excerpts from the article:

The Early Childhood Investment Corp., based in Lansing, (ECIC) has awarded $928,233 in ReImagine Early Years grants to 11 school districts across the state to foster innovative P-8 (prenatal through age 8) educational reform.

"Making sure children have high quality early learning opportunities from birth through age 8 is crucial to their later success in school and in life," said Jessica Gillard, director of early learning and innovation for the ECIC, a public/private initiative that is spurring investment in enhanced delivery of early childhood programs through system-building.

State Superintendent Mike Flanagan prioritized the focus on early childhood education as a key component for Project ReImagine applications.

"We understand the value of providing children with quality learning well-before they toddle into kindergarten classrooms," Flanagan said. "These grant funds will go a long way to help every school district realize that necessary shift."

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