Current State #172 | October 4, 2013

Oct 4, 2013

Today on Current State: arts education in Lansing Public Schools; the 'Code Michigan' hackfest; Arinko O'Meara completes her walk of every street in Lansing.

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Last spring, in response to a budget deficit, the Lansing Public School District laid off 87 teachers who were certified to teach art, music and physical education in its elementary schools.

Michigan hackfest turns state data into useful apps

Oct 4, 2013
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An event this weekend in Detroit bills itself as “a three-day hackfest aimed at building great apps for the State of Michigan.”  The term “hackfest” may conjure up some negative connotations.  It’s real name –“Code Michigan” -- is a chance for techno geeks to unite for a noble cause.

Ariniko O’Meara/http://ariniko.wordpress.com/

Ariniko O’Meara will complete a 500 mile journey tonight. She has spent the past three years walking down every street in Lansing.