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creative:impact-Advancing Arts And Creative Education In The Washtenaw Intermediate School District

Lisa Barry
89.1 WEMU

A grant-funded program is launching in the Washtenaw Intermediate Schools this year aimed at creating greater, and equal, access to creative education across the expanse of the district. Learn more about the "Arts and Creative Integration for Student Excellence," or ACEISE, initiative in this week's presentation of 89.1 WEMU's  "creative:impact."  

Creative industries in Washtenaw County add hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy.  Through the feature series, creative:impact,  89.1 WEMU's David Fair and co-host Deb Polich, the President and CEO of The Arts Alliance, will explore the myriad of contributors that make up the creative sector in Washtenaw County. creative:impact will air at 7:50am and 9:50am each Tuesday as part of Morning Edition.  

This week's topic: The Arts and Creative Education Integration for Student Excellence (ACEISE). A partnershi-p in creative studies between the Washtenaw Intermediate School District and The Arts Alliance. 


Ypsilanti Middle School Math Dance Report


Math Dance: Erik Stern and Karl Schaffer at TEDxManhattanBeach

Washtenaw County Cultural Master Plan:

A few of many examples of local districts incorporating arts and creativity into instruction:

Saline Area Schools Next-gen Classrooms:

Ann Arbor STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) School: Article on the design of the school from 2015:

Ann Arbor Schools Website:

Ypsilanti Community Schools Washtenaw International Middle Academy: Artistic Reflections: Making Thinking Visible Video:

Upcoming arts integration professional development opportunities for teachers:






Contact David: dfair@emich.edu