Thursday, October 6, the public is invited to voice their opinions on the role the federal government plays in deciding how and what is taught in local schools. The League of Women Voters of the U.S. has done a new study about the many areas in public education, pre-K through grade 12, which are affected at the federal level. This community forum will discuss and address concerns about school budgets, teacher and student assessments as well as how the new criteria of standards (Common Core State Standards) will be used by the federal government. Included will be a panel discussion of professionals in all areas of public education. 7-8:30pm. Downtown Library Multi-Purpose Room, 343 S. Fifth Ave. 734-327-4200. www.aadl.org
Taking a hit looks like as much a part of the sport as skating is, and the players bounce back into play moments after hitting the ground. “Roller derby is the only place where I see people lay each other out, and then high-five,” Spareparts says.
I’ve been writing for The Current for almost 10 years now…, which is crazy to think about. But I’ve known musician Jeffrey Freer for longer than that, from previous bands as well as some of his solo material. He was an Ypsilanti and an Ann Arbor regular for years, but moved away for a spell.
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Terry Holbrook heads home from downtown Ann Arbor to Dexter after working his shift as a video editor. It’s a winter night. The highway is icy. The car ahead skids, then crashes. Terry, the everyman in author Mark Beyer’s new page-turner crime thriller, Hired Man, pulls over and rushes to the aid of the injured