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Finding the Balance Between an Asian and American Identity
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
No matter how loving the home, Asian adoptees often struggle with identity. The impacts of race and culture don't diminish with assimilation. Mam non is a support program that helps adopted children and their parents bridge the gap between their Asian and American identities.
GameStart: Minecraft Class Is Now In Session
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
The computer gaming industry earns more than $60 billion dollars each year. Hollywood's use of computer animation only grows. Yet computer programming is not a focus in K-12 education in Michigan. The folks at GameStart see both an educational and entrepreneurial opportunity. They offer programming classes to 3rd through 8th grade students with a focus on the game that sets every kid's heart a-flutter.
All Things Scaly and Slithery
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
If you had any doubt that Ann Arbor was a unique place to live then riddle us this: Name another Metro Detroit community that has its own reptile zoo. Nestled along Jackson Road you'll find the Great Lakes Zoological Society, a place that's home to over 100 scaly critters - including a 19-foot-long python.
Teaching the Next Generation to Rock
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Can your ten year-old lay down some hot licks and choice riffs? Is your eight year-old experienced? They can be at Rock Band School. Since 2002, Alex Johnson has not only been teaching Ann Arbor kids to rock, he's been schooling them in music theory.
A Blaze of Innovation
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
While most kids are wasting their time mastering Xbox, high schoolers Albert Foo and Sharath Anand are developing a new fire-fighting technology, one that extinguishes interior flames from outside the building. So far ExtinBreachR has landed them top science fair awards and a couple of small grants. But they've got bigger plans.
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826Michigan: Harnessing Robot & Volunteer Power
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
peaker event asked 826Michigan's executive director Amanda Uhle how her organization attracts and activates so many volunteers and what a robot repair store has to do with teaching kids to write. If you missed the event you can still learn the answers in our video.
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Local teens select Best American Nonrequired Reading for 2012
Source: The Michigan Daily
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