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Stateside: Standardized testing; design in Detroit; MSU-Chile telescope; Big Ten football politics

Sep 8, 2020

Today on Stateside, U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says Michigan students need to take standardized tests this year. We check-in with an educator and an administrator who have thought a lot about the role of testing. Then, Detroit's creative pros talk about what design has to offer during a time of crisis. And, Michigan State takes stargazing to high heights.

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos says Michigan students need to take standardized tests this year. Educators aren't so sure.

  • June Teisan, Ph.D. is a former Harper Woods Public Schools teacher.
  • Peter Spadafore is with the Michigan Association of Superintendents and Administrators.

Detroit's creative pros talk about what design has to offer during a time of crisis

  • Kiana Wenzell is Design Core Detroit's director of Culture & Community.
  • Support for arts and culture coverage comes in part from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs.

Telescope in Chile gives MSU astronomers a better look at the stars

  • Shannon Schmoll is the director of the Abrams Planetarium at Michigan State University.

Big Ten football becomes a political talking point

  • John U. Bacon is Michigan Radio's sports commentator.