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Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions

Education's Business: Taking Positive Actions, hosted by Karl Klimek, Exposing and celebrating the successful partnerships between K-12 schools and industry/community partners. Special focus is on Science – Technology – Engineering – Math (STEM) and Career Technical Education (CTE) efforts.

Theme music for Education’s Business is performed by the Elk Rapids High School Jazz Band

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Replay: 6:00 PM, 12:00 PM, 6:00 AM

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K-12 Manufacturing Tools Support STEM in Traverse Bay Area Schools

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
October 14, 2015 4:30 PM

Bringing learning experiences centered around manufacturing and STEM education are at the heart of a very dedicated team in the Traverse City Intermediate School District and community.

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Big STEM Efforts and Big Pride in Big Rapids!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
October 12, 2015 7:30 PM

The Mecosta-Osceola Math, Science and Technology Center in Big Rapids, Michigan, is aptly directed by Larry Wynn. In this interview, Karl notes Larry's enthusiasm about the student engagement in the regional Science Fair, and the invaluable partnership they have with Ferris State University.

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Survivors and Thrivers: Career and Technology Education Part Three

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
October 5, 2015 3:30 PM

Survivors and Thrivers: Career and Technology Education at “The William D” in Wayne-Westland!

There is much discussion these days about the importance of skilled trades and the role of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Michigan. In this three part series, Karl interviews three veteran and amazing teachers from the William D. Ford Career Tech Center in the Wayne-Westland Public Schools.

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Survivors and Thrivers: Career and Technology Education Part Two

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
October 5, 2015 2:30 PM

Survivors and Thrivers: Career and Technology Education at “The William D” in Wayne-Westland!

There is much discussion these days about the importance of skilled trades and the role of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Michigan. In this three part series, Karl interviews three veteran and amazing teachers from the William D. Ford Career Tech Center in the Wayne-Westland Public Schools.

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Survivors and Thrivers: Career and Technology Education Part One

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
October 5, 2015 9:41 AM

Survivors and Thrivers: Career and Technology Education at “The William D” in Wayne-Westland!

There is much discussion these days about the importance of skilled trades and the role of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Michigan. In this three part series, Karl interviews three veteran and amazing teachers from the William D. Ford Career Tech Center in the Wayne-Westland Public Schools.

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High School Student Researchers Dive on Shipwrecks in Thunder Bay

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
July 6, 2015 9:00 AM

On the road to Grayling, Michigan, Karl caught-up with a team of Stockbridge High School students returning from a week of “Schools-Out” dives on shipwrecks in Lake Huron.

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Summers Off from School? Think Again!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
July 1, 2015 9:17 AM

Ludington is home to one of the valuable instructional hubs in our State. Recorded at the Mason-Lake-Oceana Mathematics and Science Centers located within the West Shore Educational District, Karl interviews director, Kathy Surd, as she explains the very active and purposeful activities they provide to schools all around the region.

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Career and Technology Education at “The William D” in Wayne-Westland

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
June 19, 2015 8:00 AM

There is much discussion these days about the importance of skilled trades and the role of the Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs in Michigan. In this three part series, Karl interviews three veteran and amazing teachers from the William D. Ford Career Technical Center, in the Wayne-Westland Public Schools.

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High School Jazzers…a K-12 Music Program Improvises and Survives!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
May 7, 2015 9:36 AM

The theme of music for Education’s Business represents the purpose of the show, successful positive actions in K-12 education that often go unnoticed. Proudly, the opening and closing sounds of the show have roots in the band room at Elk Rapids High School, where students, parents and teachers found ways to keep the jazz band alive during trying budgetary times in the district.

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Advancing the Education and Skills of the World's Water Resources

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
April 13, 2015 11:30 AM

Hans Van Sumeren, Director of the Great Lakes Water Studies Institute, Northwestern Michigan College, joins host, Karl Klimek, to discuss underwater robotics initiatives and in advancing skills and education in the world's water resources. The Great Lakes Water Studies Institute is now offering a new Associate degree in Fresh Water Studies, and a BS Degree in Freshwater Science and Sustainability.

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