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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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Cosmetology and STEM Education? Yes, Of Course!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
October 21, 2015 9:30 AM

This revealing interview with Cosmetology instructor, Linda Ward, took a surprise turn while responding to her opening question. An amazing teacher at the Mecosta-Osceola Tech Center in Big Rapids, Linda is proud of the many local, regional and national awards her students have earned over the years.

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Chippewa Valley, Auto Tech, MOPAR, and More!

Education’s Business: Taking Positive Actions
October 21, 2015 8:47 AM

Skilled trades in Michigan's high schools are beginning to gather more attention as companies become increasingly vocal about effective workforce development. In this segment, Karl interviews automotive technology teacher, Joe Hart, from Chippewa Valley High School in Macomb County.

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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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