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Starting Tuesday, the East Lansing School District will provide COVID-19 rapid testing for those returning for in-person instruction. 

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The East Lansing Board of Education has approved a plan for returning to in-person learning.


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The superintendent of the East Lansing school district is proposing an online start for the first month of instruction. 

No Election Recount In East Lansing

Dec 8, 2018

A recount of an East Lansing School Board Race will not happen Monday. The candidate who initially called for the recount withdrew his request. 

Latest Results: MSU & Local School Trustees Results

Nov 8, 2018
Mike Miller, Dave Dutch, Brianna Scott, Kelly Tebay
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FINAL MSU RESULTS: Wednesday 9:00 p.m.

With more than 7 million votes cast, it appears Brianna Scott and Kelly Tebay, the Democratic candidates for the MSU Board of Trustees will defeat their GOP opponents Dave Dutch and Mike Miller.

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The East Lansing Board of Education is poised to promote Acting Superintendent Dori Leyko to the job permanently.

EL School District Sees Leadership Changes

May 17, 2017

The East Lansing school district is seeing some turnover in leadership.

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East Lansing's Acting Superintendent Dori Leyko says now that the school bond has passed, the next step is to pull together people from all the schools' neighborhoods to form committees and begin the design and implementation process of the buildings.

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Voters in the East Lansing Public School District will decide the future of five schools and how 94 million dollars could be spent. 

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East Lansing high school presents "And The World Goes Round" tomorrow night, with a fundraising event after at the East Lansing Marriott. The "Gala of Gratitude" is part of the East Lansing Foundation's effort to raise $1 million for students  to support their theater tradition in East Lansing schools.

Many East Lansing high theater, music and arts grads will be attending the event on Saturday.

One of those people is Dana Brazil.  Brazil is the Associate Director of the MSU Federal Credit Union's Institute for Arts and Creativity at the Wharton Center.  She's a professional actress, teacher and M.F.A. acting student at Michigan State University.

WKAR's Peter Whorf spoke with Dana Brazil about her days at East Lansing High School.