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Ypsi Immigration Interview: Lynne Settles

While I’d talked with Ypsi High art teacher Lynne Settles a few times over this past year, about the HP Jacobs mural that she and her students had created on the side of Currie’s barbershop, and other community art related things, I didn’t realize until a few weeks ago that she was actually a relatively […]

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Learning about “obnoxious” anarchists at Commie High

This morning, as Arlo and were making our way around Ann Arbor, I cut through an ally next to Community High, where I found three filing cabinets. Not being one who can just walk by a discarded filing cabinet without opening it, I slid the drawers out one by one, looking inside. The first few […]

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The Creativity Crisis

I wasn’t aware, until reading this article in Newsweek just now, that we had an accepted scientific way in which to evaluate and measure creativity. I also didn’t know that, since the 1990’s, the creativity scores of American students have been steadily inching downward. I’m not surprised, of course, given the trend in education toward […]

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Announcing the FLY Children’s Art Center

My friend Ruth Marks is launching an incredibly cool children’s art program in Ypsi called FLY, and I had an opportunity this weekend to ask her a few questions about it… Here’s the interview: MARK: So, what’s FLY? RUTH: FLY Children’s Art Center is a non-profit organization that makes meaningful art making experiences accessible to […]

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