Tag Archives: Ypsilanti high school

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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As we contemplate a brighter future for Ypsi public schools, an anonymous letter alleges financial impropriety at YPSD under Martin tenure

As you probably know, Ypsilanti’s new Board of Education will be meeting on Monday evening to decide whether or not our recently-consolidated district can possibly move forward and be successful under the leadership of either Dedrick Martin, the superintendent of the Ypsilanti Public School District, or Laura Lisiscki, the superintendent of the Willow Run School […]

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Interview with Community Records founder Jesse Morgan

We’re fortunate in the Ypsi/Arbor community in that we have several great non-profits serving kids. To name just a few that are actively working in the area of creative expression, we’ve got 826 Michigan (creative writing), The Wild Swan Theater (theatrical performance), FLY Children’s Art Center (visual arts), and Community Records (musical performance). I believe, […]

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826 Michigan, growing to meet demand in Ypsi’s public schools, looking forward to Mittenfest VI

As Mittenfest is right around the corner, and since we haven’t heard from our friends at the kids’ literacy and creative writing non-profit 826 Michigan in a while, I thought that I’d reach out to Executive Director Amanda Uhle, and ask what’s new. Here’s our exchange. MARK: It’s been a while since we’ve had anything […]

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More school consolidation in Ypsilanti, and its long term ramifications

Tonight, across town, there is an Ypsilanti Board of Education meeting taking place. Primarily, as I understand it, they will be discussing their new Deficit Elimination Plan, which calls for the closing of our remaining middle school, and the restructuring of our high school, which, if I’m not mistaken, has been mandated by law after […]

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