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Valuing the Performing Arts as an Agent of Change

This year’s final CEO Faculty Forum on Outreach and Engagement showed how the performing arts can be a powerful agent of change. Faculty and students from the School of Music Theater and Dance shared successful school-wide and student-run initiatives at the April 12 event.

Once at rock bottom, this Northern Michigan elementary now produces stars

A recent article from Bridge Magazine profiles Kenwood Elementary in Cadillac, Michigan. There, low-income students have been outperforming other low-income students in the state. The progress Kenwood elementary made can happen across the state with a mindset shift that includes supporting teachers in the ways that will have the greatest impact and meeting students where they are at while holding them to grade level expectations so they can realize their potential.