academics http://michiganradio.org en Metal heads and academics unite http://michiganradio.org/post/metal-heads-and-academics-unite <p>This weekend an international heavy metal conference for academics and researchers is happening in Bowling Green, Ohio. It's called "<a href="http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/popc/page128702.html">The Heavy Metal &amp; Popular Culture Conference</a>," and organizers say it's the first of its kind in the U.S.</p><p>It will feature presentations by heavy metal scholars from around the world about race and gender in the genre, and about its growing popularity in places like Finland and Puerto Rico.</p> Sat, 06 Apr 2013 18:10:03 +0000 Kyle Norris 12037 at http://michiganradio.org Metal heads and academics unite Study shows problems with Michigan's high school academic standards http://michiganradio.org/post/study-shows-problems-michigans-high-school-academic-standards <p><a href="http://fordschool.umich.edu/news/?news_id=900">A new study</a> shows a disappointing result for Michigan’s new high school academic standards.</p><p></p><p>The <a href="http://www.michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-38924---,00.html">Michigan Merit Curriculum</a> was introduced in 2006. The intent was to strengthen academic performance.</p><p></p><p>Researchers say students who entered high school in 2007 with strong academic skills saw only a small improvement in their math, science and reading tests scores.</p><p></p> Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:54:27 +0000 Steve Carmody 9565 at http://michiganradio.org Study shows problems with Michigan's high school academic standards