Michigan Education Association

Reaching diverse learners — Coverage from the Spring 2006 MEA Voice

Spring 2006 Voice CoverTeachers Sue Maturkanich and Ron Yob teach at Grand Rapids’ Bimaadiziwin Alternative School, where the curriculum includes Native American culture. Some students at the school are Native American, but not all are. Many of the students wouldn’t make it to graduation day in a traditional high school, but this spring nearly 20 are expected to earn diplomas. The image in the background is a school logo created last year by students and a Native American artist, Dave Shananaquet.

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Updated: February 19, 2009 6:15 PM