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Washtenaw education news roundup, from a job fair for bus drivers to EMU's mass spectrometer

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Here are a few of the top stories about educational issues in Washtenaw County, as reported by area media:

Washtenaw Intermediate School District to hold bus driver job fair Saturday reports that the WISD will hold a bus driver job fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday as the area ramps up for consolidated transportation services. In other education news, reports that WCC is using $14.8 million in state funds to make many "green" improvements.

Dexter school officials to hold town hall meeting to address transportation routes

The Dexter Leader reports that Dexter school officials will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 3 to explain the transportation routes for the upcoming school year to parents.

National Net Impact Conference Comes to Ross Oct. 28-30, 2010

The new service of the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business notes that more than 2,500 students, alumni and corporate leaders interested in social enterprise and corporate social responsibility will come to U-M's campus for the 18th annual Net Impact International conference Oct. 28-30

NSF grant makes Eastern Michigan only school in state with DART mass spectrometer

The news service for Eastern Michigan University reports that when a state-of-the-art Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) mass spectrometer arrives on campus in August, EMU will be the only university in the state to have one.


  • k. mcdonough 5 years ago

    Doesn't the addition of all these jobs sound great? Fire all seasoned drivers, then don't promise to hire them back. Then, try to hire new bus drivers one month before school starts. Parents...remember when you first drove a car? Ice covered roads particularly tricky.... Hey, but new drivers can do it all more efficiently because they cost less money. Very well thought out! To all those bean counters in all WISD districts who have protected their own high end salaries, YOUR TURN IS COMING HOPEFULLY PRETTY SOON!!! Parents UNITE!

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