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EL Board Votes to Start Classes before Labor Day

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

At last night's meeting the EL Board of Education voted for an earlier start date to the school year, and a reduced number of Schools of Choice students in the District. Karessa Wheeler reports.

Outcome of Meridian Lawsuit Could Impact EL School Numbers

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Walnut Hills Country Club closed recently, and the new owner is suing Meridian Township for the right to build hundreds of single family homes on the land. ELi's Jessy Gregg tells you why this could affect numbers in East Lansing schools.

School Board Covers Red Cedar’s Future, School Security, and Sex Ed

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Earlier this week, the EL School Board had its first discussion about how Red Cedar Elementary will be used after it serves as a temporary base for the students of Glencairn, Pinecrest, Marble and Whitehills as their buildings are demolished and rebuilt. ELi's Ann Nichols reports.

Whitehills and Pinecrest Elementaries Next on Rebuild List

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

"It is not known yet where the populations of Whitehills and Pinecrest will be during the 2019-2020 school year because neither of their sites can support a new building without demolishing the current building. One group will move to Red Cedar and the other will go to the old Donley building." ELi's Karessa Wheeler reports.


EL School Board Formal Resolution: No Guns in Schools

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Members of the East Lansing Schools Board of Trustees unanimously approved a resolution opposing all guns in all schools “other than those carried by trained law enforcement.” Karessa Wheeler has the story.

Firecracker Foundation Offers Daylong Seminar on Child Sexual Abuse

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

A local nonprofit will host an educational panel and discussion for parents, guardians and staff of the East Lansing School District on how to prevent, identify and support children and families who have experienced sexual abuse and trauma. Ann Kammerer reports.

School Board Adopts New High School Science Curriculum

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

There was mixed reaction to an announcement that the East Lansing Public Schools will be adopting a new science curriculum, and changing the current class offerings to eliminate several pre-AP classes.

Students Argue for Later ELHS Start Time; Board Members Observe #MeToo

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

“We researched both sides and more sleep causes students to be more alert, get better grades and have less accidents,” a member of the MacDonald Middle School Debate Club told the School Board at last night's meeting. “Students’ voices should be heard because this affects them.”

"Gap” Found in Mental Health Services at East Lansing High School

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

“At the high school level, we see a need for comprehensive, systematic, integrated, accessible approach to student services,” Novello said. “We are wondering about that gap. We want it to be something that is really understood. We know there are services, but there is a gap in the students feeling their needs are being met.”

Poll Shows Strong Support for Later High School Start Time

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

The results of recent polling by the East Lansing School District show a marked preference for a later high school start time, but it's a long road from gathering that data to making a change. Karessa Wheeler explains.

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