Do Dearborn’s lunch standards go far enough?

Issues

Do Dearborn’s lunch standards go far enough?

3 Comments 04 December 2013

Dearborn school lunches are not making the grade for being healthy and tasty, according to some students. Despite higher standards this school year, students still say they are seeing things at lunch that they don't want to eat.

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Pumpkin play plants seeds for learning

Activities

Pumpkin play plants seeds for learning

1 Comment 04 December 2013

First graders at McCollough Elementary cut into a new way to learn when they tried this pumpkin discovery experiment. What do you suppose they found? Clue: There were hundreds.

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Divorce can hurt the children most of all

Families

Divorce can hurt the children most of all

3 Comments 04 December 2013

When parents divorce, children can feel all alone or depressed. Teachers and friends can help and so can efforts by the parents to stay close to their children.

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Star changes: Bye-bye Hannah, hello Miley

Issues

Star changes: Bye-bye Hannah, hello Miley

2 Comments 02 December 2013

When Hannah Montana transformed herself into Miley Cyrus, she began acting in scandalous ways, as many other stars have. This may have attracted some attention, but it also cost her some fans who had supported her in her early years.

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Video games: Assassins of young minds

Opinion

Video games: Assassins of young minds

4 Comments 02 December 2013

The multi-billion-dollar video gaming industry takes up a lot of money, as well as a lot of time. Students need that time for schoolwork, for making friends and for socializing. The costs of gaming can be high. Is it really worth the cost?

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Syrians inside and out fear for their families

Issues

Syrians inside and out fear for their families

2 Comments 06 November 2013

For students in Dearborn, the war in Syria is more than a struggle. With relatives in Syria, death is not the only fear.

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What is the Living Textbook Project?

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Watch the Unis Middle School students and instructors of the Living Textbook Project in action.

Unis Middle School

Unis School serves grades K-8 in the Dearborn Public School District. The school principal is Heyam Alcodray. These are its beliefs about education:

  • A student's highest potential includes improvements academically, artistically, emotionally and socially.
  • Student achievement requires a cooperative effort among parents, teachers and the community to provide encouragement and reinforce core values.
  • Good instruction is assessment-driven, outcomes-based, active, and engaging.
  • Effective instruction touches the world of each student providing for different learning styles and needs.
  • Education is a life-long process that prepares students to be successful, contributing citizens in a changing world.

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